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Food Storage - How long can you keep...

FENNEL, BULB — FRESH, RAW

Refrigerator
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7-10 days
Freezer
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10-12 months

Tips

  • How long does fennel last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - after purchasing, keep fennel refrigerated at all times.
  • To maximize the shelf life of fennel, refrigerate in plastic bag and do not wash until ready to use.
  • How long does fennel last in the fridge? Properly stored, fennel will usually keep well for about 7 to 10 days in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze fennel? Yes, to freeze: (1) Wash thoroughly; (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 fennel last in the freezer? Properly stored, fennel 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 - fennel that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if fennel is bad or spoiled? Fennel that is spoiling will typically become soft and discolored; discard any fennel that has an off smell or appearance.

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