How Should You Store Cloves of Garlic?


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Store fresh cloves of garlic in mesh bags or loose brown paper bags in a dark place or in a garlic keeper. Fresh garlic cloves keep best when stored out of direct sunlight and when they have plenty of air circulating around them.

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These methods ensure that the garlic cloves stay dry and dormant for up to eight weeks. Garlic stored in the refrigerator's vegetable crisper can grow moldy and sprout because the crisper is too wet and cold. Once peeled, garlic gloves can be stored in the freezer in an airtight container for several months, but the thawed cloves are softer and less flavorful than fresh garlic.

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