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OKRA — FRESH, RAW

Refrigerator
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2-3 days
Freezer
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10-12 months

Tips

  • How long does okra last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - after purchasing, keep okra refrigerated at all times.
  • To maximize the shelf life of okra, refrigerate in plastic bag and do not wash until ready to eat.
  • How long does okra last in the fridge? Properly stored, okra will usually keep well for about 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze okra? Yes, to freeze: (1) Wash okra thoroughly and remove stems; (2) Blanch (plunge into boiling water) for three minutes and chill quickly in ice cold water; (3) Drain off excess moisture, leave okra whole or slice, and package in airtight containers or freezer bags.
  • How long does okra last in the freezer? Properly stored, okra 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 - okra that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if okra is bad or spoiled? Okra that is spoiling will typically become soft and discolored; discard any okra that has an off smell or appearance.

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