How Long Does Cranberry Juice Last Once Opened?


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8-12 months


Shelf Life Tips

  • How long does cranberry juice last once opened? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions — keep opened cranberry juice refrigerated and tightly closed.
  • How long does opened cranberry juice last in the refrigerator? Cranberry juice that has been continuously refrigerated will keep for about 2 to 3 weeks after opening.
  • To further extend the shelf life of opened cranberry juice, freeze it: to freeze cranberry juice, store in airtight container and leave at least 1/2 inch headspace at the top, as juice will expand when frozen.
  • How long does cranberry juice last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for about 8 to 12 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only — cranberry juice that has been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How long does cranberry juice last after being frozen and thawed? Cranberry juice that has been defrosted in the fridge can be kept for an additional 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator before using; cranberry juice that was thawed in the microwave or in cold water should be used immediately.
  • How can you tell if cranberry juice is bad? If cranberry juice develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded.
  • Discard all cranberry juice from cans or bottles that are leaking, rusting, bulging or severely dented.

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