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ROMAN BEANS, COMMERCIALLY CANNED OR BOTTLED — OPENED

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3-4 days
Freezer
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1-2 months

Tips

  • How long does a can of Roman beans last once opened? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep opened Roman beans refrigerated and tightly covered.
  • To maximize the shelf life of canned Roman beans after opening, refrigerate in covered glass or plastic container.
  • How long do opened canned Roman beans last in the refrigerator? Canned Roman beans that have been continuously refrigerated will keep for about 3 to 4 days.
  • Are canned Roman beans safe to use after the "expiration" date on the package? Yes, provided they have been stored properly, the can or package is undamaged, and there are no signs of spoilage (see below) - commercially canned Roman beans will typically carry a "Best By," "Best if Used By," "Best Before", or "Best When Used By" date but this is not a safety date, it is the manufacturer's estimate of how long the Roman beans will remain at peak quality.
  • To further extend the shelf life of opened canned Roman beans, freeze them: to freeze canned Roman beans, place inside covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • The texture of canned Roman beans will be softer after freezing and thawing; the thawed Roman beans will be best suited to cooked dishes, such as sauces, soups and casseroles.
  • How long do canned Roman beans last in the freezer? Properly stored, they will maintain best quality for about 2 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - Roman beans that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How long do canned Roman beans last after being frozen and thawed? Roman beans that have been defrosted in the fridge can be kept for an additional 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator before using; Roman beans that were thawed in the microwave or in cold water should be used immediately.
  • How can you tell if opened canned Roman beans are bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the Roman beans: if the Roman beans develop an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, they should be discarded.
  • Discard all Roman beans from cans or packages that are leaking, rusting, bulging or severely dented.

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