Keep Celery Fresh for Weeks

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Introduction: Keep Celery Fresh for Weeks

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If you're anything like me you buy celery with the best intentions and then a week later it's soft, oddly colored and a little funky. I love celery, but I just don't use it all that often. This is a trick I found on the internets for keeping celery fresh that actually works!

Step 1: What You Need:

It's simple! Two things: - celery - aluminum foil

Step 2: Prepping

Chop the top and bottom off the celery! Save these bits in a ziplock bag in the freezer - they're amazing for stock making.

Step 3: Wrapping + Results

Once the ends have been trimmed off, wrap the celery tightly in aluminum foil. All you need in one sheet - don't go crazy with it :D It'll just make it frustrating to get out later and won't change how well it works. The celery to the right of the wrapped celery in the second picture has been in my fridge for about three weeks now and it's still perfect! I'm really impressed with how well it works and I think I'll keep doing this forever and ever.

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    76 Discussions

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    maxhuey
    maxhuey

    8 years ago on Introduction

    been trying to avoid aluminum product as much as I could, research shows aluminum in the hair of Alzheimer victim.

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    rhodge-1
    rhodge-1

    Reply 3 years ago

    Aluminum cookware leaches into acidic foods when cooking; shorts out the neurons in the nervous system; autopsies have shown that to be true.

    Popcorn in a bag does put metalic salts into the popcorn as well.

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    ManifoldSky
    ManifoldSky

    Reply 3 years ago

    "Aluminum cookware leaches into acidic foods when cooking; shorts out the neurons in the nervous system; autopsies have shown that to be true."
    Aluminum does not short out neurons in the nervous system (as opposed to where?!?) and autopsies have shown nothing of the kind.
    Neuroscience is my field, and nothing you wrote is true.

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    maxhuey
    maxhuey

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    It all depends on who you talk to. For example if you talk to the foil industry, that is what they will say. Even some "independent" medical research will agree with what you said. For years that is what I knew until I started to read a few medical reports (not internet hear say) and some autopsy report. I am not the one to decide if ,Aluminum has anything to do with Alzheimer but let just say after reading those reports, I'd rather be on the side of caution. Google is your friend.

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    ManifoldSky
    ManifoldSky

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    There is no empirical evidence, independent or otherwise, that supports this contention. There is not need to consult Google. I worked
    In the field of neuroscience, and keep up to date on the research. The aluminum issue was out to bed a decade ago.

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    rhodge-1
    rhodge-1

    Reply 3 years ago

    Mother used aluminum cookware for many years; it got pits in it if a acidic food was left in it.

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    ManifoldSky
    ManifoldSky

    Reply 3 years ago

    So?
    That has literally nothing to do with whether or not Aluminum causes Alzheimer's. It doesn't.

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    maxhuey
    maxhuey

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    You could be right, I still doubt it though... :-)

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    ManifoldSky
    ManifoldSky

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Well, it really is not an issue of right or wrong. It certainly could be that all the evidence is mistaken, and that aluminum actually does play a role. The fact is, however, that currently there really is no evidence at all to support this hypothesis. What few studies have been done that suggest such a link have either failed to be replicated, or have multiple interpretations that fail to definitively indicate any role for aluminum. In addition, the positive results of trials of drugs that interact with amyloid plaques and/or neurofibroid tangles, that have no known interaction with aluminum, also point in a different direction.

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    rhodge-1
    rhodge-1

    Reply 3 years ago

    Asbestos is harmless as well; they used to say. Hmmm? Wonder why that is not true now?

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    ManifoldSky
    ManifoldSky

    Reply 3 years ago

    So what? "They" thought asbestos was harmless until it was subjected to scientific analysis. That analysis showed that it was not.
    That same scientific process has examined aluminum. I has nothing to do with Alzheimer's.

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    maxhuey
    maxhuey

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Let's just say - I don't like the taste of aluminum molecule, I am different! Just look at my photo... LOL but, you are more than welcome to eat all the aluminum you want...

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    ManifoldSky
    ManifoldSky

    Reply 3 years ago

    No, it doesn't. If "who [sic] you talk to" is even remotely versed in the science, there is only one position: aluminum has nothing to do with Alzheimer's.
    And I don't need Google. My degree is in the field.

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    rhodge-1
    rhodge-1

    Reply 3 years ago

    It takes acids and such to leach the metal into/on the foods.

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    LizE16
    LizE16

    4 years ago

    I have the original Tupperware Celery Crisper (this one is long, not tall) and the matching Lettuce Crisper from the 60'70's from my Mom - Still use them regularly thanks for the flashback :)

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    rhodge-1
    rhodge-1

    Reply 3 years ago

    Accidentally gave mine away this Easter; was not sure what it was and my sister gave it to her daughter; (sniff-all that frustration of dehydrating celery ! and, too late I found out I had a solution already; gone now.

    Tupperware quit making them for some silly reason.

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    MISTHULA
    MISTHULA

    4 years ago

    i know that the restaurants and grocery stores that used to have salad bars stored their cut-up veggies for salads in 5 gal. food grade buckets of water, which no doubt also contained something like Fruitfresh or citric acid; as both keep fruits and veggies fresh longer.

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    Aquazi
    Aquazi

    4 years ago

    Is it safe?

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    ahoier
    ahoier

    5 years ago

    lol...I've seen this before....and never believed it until i tried it.....suffering with elevated BP my doc advised me to try celery.....but the problem being it just don't keep fresh...WHY does this work....anyone know WHY?