Storage of chard – tips for storage

As far as preparation is concerned, Mangold is an easy-care vegetable. This also applies to storage. However, Mangold unfortunately tends to wither quickly. To keep it fresh for at least a few days, it has to be put in the fridge. How exactly and which option is still available to you can be found in our article!

Mangold spoils quickly

First of all, we would like to point out that the best thing to do with sensitive chard is to always buy the vegetables fresh as needed and to consume them on the same day. In this way the leaves and stems retain their crispness and aroma. Just leave Mangold in your kitchen at room temperature, it will soon sag and lose its precious nutrients.

keep chard in fridge

There are two ways to store chard in the fridge and extend its shelf life to at least two days:

  • in a damp cloth
  • in a plastic bag

Wrap chard in a damp cloth

  1. Soak a tea towel.
  2. Wring the cloth loosely out
  3. Wrap the wet tea towel around the chard.
  4. Put the “package” in the vegetable drawer of your fridge.

Wrap Mangold in a plastic bag

  1. Put the chard in a plastic bag… #
  2. Close the bag loosely
  3. Put it back in the fridge’s vegetable bin.

Note: Compared to leaf chard, chard is somewhat less sensitive – you can store it in a damp cloth or bag for up to a week in the refrigerator.

freeze chard and make it long-lasting

If you have bought several pieces of the delicious vegetables in the shop or on the market and want to store some of them for a longer time, it is worth preparing and freezing them immediately. Our step-by-step instructions will show you how to proceed in detail:

  1. Wash and clean the chard thoroughly
  2. Crush the vegetables as needed (not a must).
  3. Blanch the chard for about a minute.
  4. Pick out the vegetables with a ladle.
  5. Then put the chard in ice water immediately
  6. Lift the vegetables out of the ice water… #
  7. Let the chard drip off in a sieve.
  8. Dry the vegetables carefully with kitchen paper.
  9. Put the chard in portions in freezer bags… #
  10. Squeeze the air out of the bags… #
  11. Close the bags tightly.
  12. Put the freezer bags in the freezer.

Mangold lasts eight to twelve months.


Grow chard in your own garden and harvest the vegetables as you need them. The plants can easily spend the winter in their green oasis.

Text: nils