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CELERY - FRESH, RAW, CHOPPED, CUT-UP OR CELERY STICKS

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1-2 weeks
Freezer
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12-18 months

Tips

  • How long does chopped celery last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep chopped celery refrigerated.
  • To maximize the shelf life of chopped celery, place in covered container or plastic bag or wrap tightly in plastic or aluminum foil.
  • How long does chopped celery last in the fridge? Properly stored, chopped celery will last for 1 to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze chopped celery? Yes, to freeze: (1) Blanch (plunge into boiling water) chopped celery for three minutes and chill quickly in ice cold water; (2) Drain off excess moisture, package in airtight containers or freezer bags and freeze immediately.
  • Frozen celery will soften when thawed, and is best used in cooked dishes.
  • How long does chopped celery last in the freezer? Properly stored, it 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 - celery that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if chopped celery is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the chopped celery: discard any celery that has an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the chopped celery.

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