How to Keep Celery Fresh for up to 3 Weeks Longer!

How to keep celery fresh in the fridge

I am so glad I happened upon this little tip about how to keep celery fresh for longer in the fridge. I don’t know how many times I buy celery, use a stalk or two, and then just a few days later it is sad, limp and wilted! So annoying and so wasteful!

However, I love celery. It’s healthy, tasty, and there’s so much you can do with it. You can use it in a salad, eat it on its own, put some peanut butter on it, make soup with it… and the list goes on.


That’s why when I saw this simple hack to keep celery fresh for longer, I just had to try it out. It ended up working so well that I just had to share it here with all of you!

How to Keep Celery Fresh in the Fridge for Longer

This is probably the quickest and easiest trick ever. I wish I had known about it sooner because it only takes a few minutes to do and it could have saved me so much money!
Keep celery fresh

Supplies Needed:

how to keep celery crisp

Wrap Your Celery

Wrap the celery nice and tight with the aluminum foil, but not too tight to where it’s squishing the celery. Once you’ve done that, put the celery in the vegetable/crisper drawer in your fridge.

That’s all there is to it! This little trick works great and extends the life of your celery by about 2-3 weeks!

How Does it Work?

This method seems a bit weird at first right? How come wrapping your celery in aluminum foil keeps it fresh but keeping it in a plastic bag doesn’t?

Well, it all comes down to a bit of science. Like all plants, celery releases a gas called ethylene which helps it ripen. When you keep your celery in a plastic bag, the ethylene gets trapped and causes the celery to over-ripen.

By storing the celery in aluminum foil, the ethylene can still escape but the moisture stays in, leaving your celery crisp and fresh. Pretty cool, right?


All in all, this is an awesome way to make your celery last about 2-3 weeks longer in the fridge. That means less food waste and more savings!

Keep in mind this trick won’t make your celery last forever. If it’s starting to look bad, throw it out. Eating spoiled celery could cause you to get sick.

P.S. If you’re wondering how to keep lettuce fresh (and cabbage), you can use the same trick! Thanks for leaving that great tip in the comments, Glenda! Let us know if you have any other food freshness hacks!

How to keep celery fresh and crisp

Types: Food, Remedies, Adult, Family
Categories: Frugal, Home


  • Glenda Maphis

    Works well with lettuce and cabbage as well. Best trick I have ever learned. I love celery but sometimes it gets to be too much. Not any more. The foil keeps it better than anything I have ever tried.

  • Jessica

    Thanks, Glenda, yes, I am finding that it works great!!! Wish I found this out sooner…oh all the money I would have saved :)! Glad to hear it works well for lettuce and cabbage too, thanks!!

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