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ONIONS (INCLUDING YELLOW, WHITE, RED, SPANISH, PEARL, VIDALIA VARIETIES) - FRESH, RAW, SLICED OR CHOPPED

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7-10 days
Freezer
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6-8 months

Tips

  • How long do chopped onions last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep chopped onions refrigerated.
  • To maximize the shelf life of chopped onions, refrigerate in covered container or resealable plastic bag or wrap tightly in aluminum foil or plastic wrap.
  • How long do chopped onions last in the fridge? Properly stored, chopped onions will last for 7 to 10 days in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze chopped onions? Yes, to freeze: Place in airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags, or wrap tightly in heavy-duty aluminum foil or plastic wrap.
  • Frozen chopped onions will have a softer texture once thawed and are best used in cooked dishes.
  • How long do chopped onions last in the freezer? Properly stored, they will maintain best quality for about 6 to 8 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - onions that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if chopped onions are bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the chopped onions: discard any onions that have an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the chopped onions.

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