Food Storage - How long can you keep...


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10-12 months



  • How long does broccoli rabe last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - after purchasing, keep broccoli rabe refrigerated at all times.
  • To maximize the shelf life of broccoli rabe, refrigerate in plastic bag and do not wash until ready to use.
  • How long does broccoli rabe last in the fridge? Properly stored, broccoli rabe will usually keep well for about 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze broccoli rabe? Yes, to freeze: (1) Wash thoroughly and cut off woody stems; (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 does broccoli rabe last in the freezer? Properly stored, broccoli rabe 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 - broccoli rabe that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if broccoli rabe is bad or spoiled? Broccoli rabe that is spoiling will typically become soft and discolored; discard any broccoli rabe that has an off smell or appearance.

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