Shelf Life Tips
- How long do frozen melon balls last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep melon balls frozen at all times.
Properly stored, frozen melon balls will maintain best quality for about 12 months in the freezer, although they will usually remain safe to eat after that.
Are frozen melon balls safe to eat after the ‘expiration’ date on the package? Yes, if properly stored - commercially frozen melon balls 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 frozen melon balls will remain at peak quality.
How long will frozen melon balls remain safe to eat? Frozen melon balls that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely, as long as they have been stored properly and the package is not damaged.
How to tell if frozen melon balls are no longer good? If dry spots or discolorations have developed on the frozen melon balls, freezer burn has begun to set in - this will not make the frozen melon balls unsafe to eat, but it will harm the texture and taste.
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