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LEEKS - FRESH, RAW

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7-14 days
Freezer
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10-12 months

Tips

  • How long do raw leeks last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep raw leeks refrigerated.
  • To maximize the shelf life of raw leeks, refrigerate in plastic bag and do not wash until ready to use.
  • How long do raw leeks last in the fridge? Properly stored, raw leeks will typically last for 7 to 14 days in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze leeks? Yes, to freeze: (1) Wash leeks thoroughly and slice; (2) Blanch (plunge into boiling water) for two 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 do leeks last in the freezer? Properly stored, leeks 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 – leeks that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if raw leeks are bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the raw leeks: discard any raw leeks that have an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the raw leeks.

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