Vitamins in Vegetables, dry or frozen

Asked July 6, 2017, 11:13 AM EDT

(I believe I asked this question before but somehow I did not receive the answer)
Hello,
I grow vegetables in my backyard and every year we end up with extras like Cilantro, Basil and Parsley. Is it better to dry them in the sun or freeze them? Which one preserve the vitamins better? Cost and labor is not important.
Thanks,



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1 Response

Herbs should be washed in cold water and spread in a single layer to air dry, before preserving them. The best way to preserve the essential oils, phytochemicals, and vitamins of the herb is to freeze them using the ice cube method. https://www.extension.umn.edu/food/food-safety/preserving/vegetables-herbs/freezing-herbs/

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