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BRUSSELS SPROUTS - FRESH, RAW

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3-5 days
Freezer
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12-18 months

Tips

  • How long do raw brussels sprouts last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep raw brussels sprouts refrigerated.
  • To maximize the shelf life of raw brussels sprouts, refrigerate in plastic bag and do not wash until ready to use.
  • How long do raw brussels sprouts last in the fridge? Properly stored, raw brussels sprouts will last for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze brussels sprouts? Yes, to freeze: (1) Wash brussels sprouts thoroughly, trim and cut off course outer leaves; (2) Blanch (plunge into boiling water) for four 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 brussels sprouts last in the freezer? Properly stored, brussels sprouts 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 – brussels sprouts that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if raw brussels sprouts are bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the raw brussels sprouts: discard any raw brussels sprouts that have an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the raw brussels sprouts.

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