This TikTok-Famous Herb Saver Triples the Lifespan of Your Herbs

Say goodbye to wilted basil and cilantro.

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Whether it's extra basil in your pasta, a handful of parsley in your salad, or chopped scallions as a garnish for your fried rice—herbs are one of the best and easiest ways to jazz up any dish. But while herbs add big, bold flavors, they're not incredibly hearty. How many of us have bought a fresh bunch, only to watch our beautiful, fresh herbs turn brown in mere days?

Fortunately, this viral Tiktok Amazon find is here to solve your herb woes for good. The Prepara Herb Saver can keep your delicate parsley, cilantro, basil, and leafy greens crisp for up to three weeks. And, best of all, while the gadget can prevent hundreds of dollars of food waste in the long run, it's only $20.

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To buy: Prepara Herb Saver, $20 at amazon.com

The gadget is featured in a popular Tiktok video from @thehomey_home, racking up nearly 3 million views since January. In the 19 second video, the creator shows how to store parsley in the Prepara Herb Saver and calls the tool a "fridge must-have." They say they use it a lot more than they expected to and have kept cilantro, basil, and spring onions fresh "for weeks."

To use the container, simply pop in your favorite herbs, fill up the spout on the back, place the stems in the water, and place it in your refrigerator. You'll have fresh herbs at your fingertips for up to three weeks and won't have to worry about plastic produce bags or loose sprigs making a mess of your fridge. Just make sure to change the water every three to five days for maximum freshness.

The Prepara container's slim, pod-like design easily fits in the refrigerator door or on a shelf. It's also BPA-free, dishwasher-safe, and has a transparent cover so you can monitor the color of your herbs (and know when it's time to replace them).

On Amazon, the Prepara has over 900 five-star ratings, and several reviewers rave about how it has kept their cilantro fresh for over a month. Others say they've used the gadget to keep vegetables like asparagus, cucumber, carrots crisp, with one writing that they were even able to grow fresh spring onions. No wonder users say it's ″worth the money.″

Stop wasting your flavor-packed herbs and head over to Amazon now to purchase one of these fridge must-haves for yourself.

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