How Long Does Fresh Lemon Grass Last?


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10-14 days
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4-6 months


Shelf Life Tips

  • How long does fresh lemon grass last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - after purchasing, keep lemon grass refrigerated at all times.
  • To maximize the shelf life of fresh lemon grass in the refrigerator, wrap the lemon grass in a damp paper towel and place in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
  • How long does fresh lemon grass last in the fridge? Properly stored, fresh lemon grass will usually keep well for about 10 to 14 days in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze lemon grass? Yes, to freeze fresh lemon grass: (1) Wash, trim and chop the lemon grass; (2) Allow to dry thoroughly; (3) Once dry, place in heavy-duty freezer bags or freeze in ice cube trays with a small amount of water, then transfer to freezer bags.
  • How long does lemon grass last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for about 4 to 6 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - lemon grass that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if lemon grass is bad or spoiled? Lemon grass that is spoiling will typically become soft and discolored; discard any lemon grass that has an off smell or appearance.

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