Please forward this error screen to sharedip-160153776. Please forward this error screen to 69. There are lots of different ways to keep your mint leaves fresh, but we’ve found that the best way is also one of the easiest — just put them in water as you would flowers! If you’d rather not use that much vertical space, or if you’ve already trimmed the stems off of the mint leaves, you should also get good results by refrigerating them in damp paper towels vertical mail slot with inside trim freezing them in ice cube trays.
Run the mint under a stream of cold water, being careful not to damage the delicate leaves. Shake off any water droplets clinging to the leaves and stems and set the mint on a layer of paper towels. Herbs should always be washed before use or storage, as they can contain traces of dirt and bacteria or residue from pesticides and fertilizers. Turn the faucet on to a light drizzle so that the stream of water is not so heavy.
Cut off the lower portion of the stems. Use a pair of scissors to snip off the ends of the mint stems. This will allow the herbs to soak up water more easily.
Be careful not to cut the mint sprigs too short, or they may not be able to sit properly in the container. Cutting the stems at a slight angle will improve their water intake.
Submerge the ends of the mint in a few inches of water. Fill a small vase, jar or another shallow container about one-third of the way full. Insert the bundle of mint stems-first into the container so that the snipped ends are completely submerged.