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GUANABANA NECTAR, COMMERCIALLY CANNED OR BOTTLED, SOLD UNREFRIGERATED — UNOPENED

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12-18 months
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8-12 months

 

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  • How long does unopened guanabana nectar last? The precise answer to the question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - store unopened cans or bottles of guanabana nectar in a cool, dark area.
  • To extend the shelf life of unopened guanabana nectar, keep unopened guanabana nectar away from direct sources of heat or light.
  • How long does unopened guanabana nectar last at room temperature? Properly stored, unopened guanabana nectar that has been sold unrefrigerated will generally stay at best quality for about 8 to 12 months when stored at room temperature, although it will usually remain safe to drink after that.
  • Is unopened guanabana nectar safe to drink after the "expiration" date on the can or bottle? Yes, provided it is properly stored and the can or bottle is undamaged - commercially packaged guanabana nectar will typically carry a " Best By," "Best if Used By," "Best Before", or "Best When Used By" date but this is not a safety date, it is the manufacturer's estimate of how long the guanabana nectar will remain at peak quality.
  • Storage times shown are for best quality only - after that, the unopened guanabana nectar's color or flavor may change, but in most cases, it will still be safe to consume if it has been stored properly, the can or bottle is not damaged and there are no signs of spoilage (see below).
  • To further extend the shelf life of guanabana nectar, freeze it: to freeze guanabana nectar, store in airtight container and leave at least 1/2 inch headspace at the top, as nectar will expand when frozen.
  • How long does guanabana nectar 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 — guanabana nectar that has been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How long does guanabana nectar last after being frozen and thawed? Guanabana nectar that has been defrosted in the fridge can be kept for an additional 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator before using; guanabana nectar that was thawed in the microwave or in cold water should be used immediately.
  • How can you tell if guanabana nectar is bad? If guanabana nectar develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded.
  • Discard all guanabana nectar from cans or bottles that are leaking, rusting, bulging or severely dented.

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