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FOOD STORAGE — HOW LONG CAN YOU KEEP...

CARROTS — FRESH, RAW, UNPEELED

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Blue Arrow Blue Arrow 3-4 weeks
Freezer Freezer
Blue Arrow Blue Arrow 12-18 months
Tips
  • How long do raw carrots last in the fridge? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions — after purchasing, keep carrots refrigerated at all times.
  • To maximize the shelf life of raw carrots, refrigerate in a plastic bag.
  • How long do raw carrots last in the refrigerator? Properly stored, carrots will usually keep well for about 3 to 4 weeks in the fridge.
  • Do you need to wash raw carrots before eating them? Yes, carrots should be thoroughly washed in running water before eating.
  • How long do raw carrots last after they have been sliced or chopped? Chopped raw carrots will last for about 2 to 3 weeks in the refrigerator.
  • How long do carrots last in the fridge once they have been cooked? Cooked carrots will usually stay good for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator and 10 to 12 months in the freezer.
  • Can you freeze carrots? Yes, to freeze: (1) Wash, peel and cut into 1/2 inch slices, cubes or strips; (2) Blanch (plunge into boiling water) for two minutes and chill quickly in ice cold water; (3) Drain off excess moisture, package in airtight containers or freezer bags and freeze immediately.
  • How long do carrots last in the freezer? Properly stored, they will maintain best quality for about 12 to 18 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only — carrots that have been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if carrots are bad or spoiled? Carrots that are spoiling will typically become soft, discolored and easy to bend; discard any carrots that have an off smell or appearance.

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