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DRIED PLUMS (PRUNES) - UNOPENED OR OPENED BAG

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

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