Food Storage - How long can you keep...

PEAS, GREEN — FRESH, RAW

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3-5 days
Freezer
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12-18 months

 

Tips

  • How long do fresh green peas last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep fresh green peas refrigerated.
  • To maximize the shelf life of fresh green peas, refrigerate in plastic bag and do not wash until ready to use.
  • How long do fresh green peas last in the fridge? Properly stored, fresh green peas will typically last for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze green peas? Yes, to freeze: (1) Shell and wash peas; (2) Blanch (plunge into boiling water) for 1 1/2 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 green peas last in the freezer? Properly stored, green peas will maintain best quality in the freezer for about 18 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only – green peas that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if fresh green peas are bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the fresh green peas: discard any fresh green peas that have an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the fresh green peas.

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