Prime Fresh Handling covers many industries, including flowers and plants, pharmaceuticals, seafood, and more. In our years of experience, we have been able to not only have success in these industries but also address the specifics of each.
With our flowers and plants work, we have learned how to work with different types of fruits like apples and passion fruit. In our seafood work, we’ve shipped cod, halibut, and even live lobsters. With all this involvement with a variety of products, we are able to put together helpful guides with tips to hopefully answer any questions our clients and readers may have.
Check out our herb shipping FAQ below and learn more about how our Prime Fresh Handling shipping professionals get it done in an effective and timely manner.
How to Package Fresh Herbs for Sale
When it comes to packaging for fresh herbs, it is important that it is insulated. The last thing a customer or partner will want from their shipping company is damaged or wilted herbs arriving at their destination. There are unique and specially made insulated boxes and bags for herbs that are the best option.
These boxes and bags are created to keep the products chilled, moisture-free, and safe during transportation. Products will stay in prime condition for 24 hours in these specialty boxes and bags for herbs, ensuring that they arrive in a state that protects and enhances their shelf life.
Herbs tend to be temperature sensitive, so if they are being shipped to cooler climates or a place with harsh winters, having the proper packaging for fresh herbs will protect them from temperature changes as well.
Other benefits of insulated packaging:
- Enhances shelf life by keeping herbs cool and dry during transportation.
- Helps prevent the herbs from any damage from excess moisture that might occur.
- Keeps products clean during shipment.
- Prevents herbs from fragrance transmissions to or from each other.
How to pack herbs:
- Ideally, resealable aluminum bags are used.
- Packages should be covered in plastic wrap and put inside a cardboard box.
- Use bubble wrap if herbs are stored in glass containers.
- Don’t leave any gaps that could allow the product to move and possibly get damaged.
- Tape the boxes shut.
What Are the Most Common Herbs?
Now that we’ve shared how to package herbs for shipping, we can share some of the most common herbs that are not only shipped by us but are often found in a kitchen.
This is an herb that is commonly found in Italian dishes but can also be used for added flavor in soups and sauces. When cooking, it is best to add basil towards the end of the recipe to really capture its full flavor.
Commonly found in Mexican and Asian cuisine, cilantro has a strong flavor. It can be used lightly in dishes and added as needed or preferred. Cilantro is a plant that keeps on giving as the leaves continue to grow after harvest and can be harvested weekly.
This is a versatile herb that can be used in dips, soups, butter, salads, and on fresh fish. Dill will have its strongest flavor just before flowering occurs, so it is best when it is harvested as needed.
Spearmint is commonly found in desserts, teas, and jellies. Peppermint is used for its strong aroma, plus it has ties to the holiday season! Other ways mint can be used are:
- Mint ice cubes
- Mint pesto
- Watermelon salads
- Mint and cucumber water
- Mint Lemonade
Using mint is an easy way to spruce up different recipes and cool off during the summer!
This herb is often found in Italian and Greek dishes, like soups, stews, and sauces. It can also be used on different meats and marinades, mixed into pizza doughs for added flavor, and so much more! It adds great seasoning and aroma to all the dishes it is in.
Contact Prime Fresh Handling Today!
If you have any further questions about how to package herbs for sale or how we keep them safe during transportation, contact us today! Our professionals and staff are more than happy to help our readers better understand the shipping process and our helping hand in it.