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CHILI PEPPERS - FRESH, RAW, WHOLE

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1 week
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10-12 months

Tips

  • How long do raw chili peppers last in the fridge? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - after purchasing, keep chili peppers refrigerated at all times.
  • To maximize the shelf life of raw chili peppers, store in a paper bag in the vegetable crisper of refrigerator.
  • How long do raw chili peppers last in the refrigerator? Properly stored, chili peppers will usually keep well for 1 week in the fridge.
  • Can you freeze chili peppers? Yes, to freeze: Slice or chop the peppers, then place in airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags, or wrap tightly in heavy-duty aluminum foil or plastic wrap.
  • How long do chili peppers last in the freezer? Properly stored, they will maintain best quality for about 10 to 12 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - chili peppers that have been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if chili peppers are bad or spoiled? Chili peppers that are spoiling will typically become soft and discolored; discard any chili peppers that have an off smell or appearance.

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