How Long Do Raisins Last?


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6-12 months
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6-12 months
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12-18 months


Shelf Life Tips

  • How long do raisins last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep raisins in a cool, dry area.
  • To maximize the shelf life of raisins after opening, place in tightly sealed airtight container or heavy-duty plastic bag.
  • How long do raisins last at room temperature? Properly stored, raisins will last for about 6 to 12 months at normal room temperature.
  • Should you refrigerate raisins? In hot, humid environments, raisins should be stored in the refrigerator.
  • How long do raisins last in the refrigerator? Raisins will keep well for about 6 to 12 months in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze raisins? Yes, freeze raisins in airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • How long do raisins last in the freezer? Properly stored, raisins will maintain best quality for about 12 to 18 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - raisins that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if raisins are bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the raisins: discard any that have an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the raisins.

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