How Long Do Bell Peppers Last in the Fridge?


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1-2 weeks
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10-12 months


Shelf Life Tips

  • How long do raw bell peppers last in the fridge? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - after purchasing, keep bell peppers refrigerated at all times.
  • To maximize the shelf life of raw bell peppers, store in a plastic bag in the vegetable crisper of refrigerator.
  • Green bell peppers will usually last longer than orange or red bell peppers.
  • How long do raw bell peppers last in the refrigerator? Properly stored, bell peppers will usually keep well for 1 to 2 weeks in the fridge.
  • Do you need to wash raw bell peppers before eating them? Yes, bell peppers should be thoroughly washed in running water before eating.
  • How long do raw bell peppers last after they have been sliced or chopped? Chopped raw bell peppers will last for about 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator.
  • How long do bell peppers last in the fridge once they have been cooked? Cooked bell peppers will usually stay good for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator and 10 to 12 months in the freezer.
  • Can you freeze bell peppers? Yes, to freeze: (1) Slice or chop bell peppers (2) Spread in a single layer on cookie tray (3) Freeze, then promptly transfer frozen bell peppers from cookie tray to airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags and return to freezer.
  • How long do bell peppers last in the freezer? Properly stored, they will maintain best quality for about 10 to 12 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - bell peppers that have been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if bell peppers are bad or spoiled? Bell peppers that are spoiling will typically become soft and discolored; discard any bell peppers that have an off smell or appearance.

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