View Full Version : The lifespan of spinach
01-12-2005, 10:34 PM
I quit buying green leafy spinach a year ago because it would always wilt and look nasty within three days, and I couldn't eat it fast enough. Recently I got a bag of prepackaged Dole spinach, and it still appears fresh a week after the expiration. Question is... Does it go sour like cottage cheese or anything, cause I'm finishing it up now it seems fine to me.
01-12-2005, 11:39 PM
Well if it looks fine. I hink it is.
You have to check for very dark green weak looking parts of the leaves. Also look for yellowing. If those two things appear then it's no good.
Lately what I have been doing is cooking the spinach with garlic and keeping it in the fridge. It works great for me that way. I'm more into fresh spinach, which I also add in salad. Because I can't also eat it fast enough....I then cook it!
But of course the two that I mentioned is something you should definitely watch out for, other wise I say it's still good....of course it could be chemicals keeping it that way. Is it organic?....With Dole I'm unsure!
01-13-2005, 12:00 AM
Bagged spinach will keep longer because it is not continually sprayed with water like the fresh heads.
If it feels like it did when you got it, then it's fine. When it starts to wilt and turn brown or black then it's out.
01-13-2005, 03:57 AM
ye it sud be fine man if it aint showin any of ^^^ them symptons then its sud be cool
01-13-2005, 10:00 AM
Cook you spinach with a little garlic and EVOO and it should keep in the fridge for a week.
01-13-2005, 12:38 PM
I get that pre-washed pre-packed stuff too. It does last a while, and you can tell just by looking at it if it's gone bad or not. When the leaves get all wilted and start turning dark green, it's time to feed it to the squirrels.
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