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BROAD BEANS — FRESH, RAW

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2-3 days
Freezer
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10-12 months

 

Tips

  • How long do raw broad beans last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep raw broad beans refrigerated.
  • To maximize the shelf life of raw broad beans, refrigerate in plastic bag and do not wash until ready to use.
  • How long do raw broad beans last in the fridge? Properly stored, raw broad beans will last for 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze broad beans? Yes, to freeze: (1) Shell and wash beans; (2) Blanch (plunge into boiling water) for three 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 broad beans last in the freezer? Properly stored, broad beans will maintain best quality in the freezer for about 12 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only – broad beans that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if raw broad beans are bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the raw broad beans: discard any raw broad beans that have an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the raw broad beans.

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