Food Storage - How long can you keep...

BLUEBERRIES - FRESH, RAW

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1-2 weeks
Freezer
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10-12 months

Tips

  • How long do blueberries last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions and how ripe the berries were when purchased or picked - for maximum shelf life, keep blueberries refrigerated at all times.
  • How long do blueberries last at room temperature? Blueberries should only be left out at room temperature if being consumed within the same day, as blueberries are highly perishable and do not ripen after being picked.
  • Refrigerate blueberries in their closed plastic clamshell container (if purchased in one) or place berries loosely in a shallow container and cover with plastic wrap.
  • Discard any bruised or moldy blueberries before refrigerating.
  • To extend the shelf life of blueberries, do not wash the berries until ready to eat or use.
  • How long do blueberries last in the refrigerator? Properly stored, blueberries will usually keep for about 1 to 2 weeks in the fridge.
  • Can you freeze whole blueberries? Yes, to freeze:(1) Wash berries carefully in cold water, pat dry and place in a single layer on cookie tray in freezer; (2) Once berries are frozen, transfer to airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags and return to freezer.
  • How long do whole blueberries last in the freezer? Properly stored, they will maintain best quality for about 10 to 12 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - blueberries that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if blueberries are bad or spoiled? Blueberries that are spoiling will typically become soft and mushy and their color will deteriorate; discard blueberries if mold appears or if the blueberries have an off smell or appearance.

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