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CABBAGE - FRESH, RAW

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1-2 months
Freezer
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12-18 months

Tips

  • How long does cabbage last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - after purchasing, keep cabbage refrigerated at all times.
  • To maximize the shelf life of cabbage, refrigerate in plastic bag and do not wash until ready to use.
  • How long does cabbage last in the fridge? Properly stored, cabbage will usually keep well for about 1 to 2 months in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze cabbage? Yes, to freeze: (1) Wash thoroughly and remove course outer leaves; (2) Cut cabbage into thin wedges or separate into leaves; (3) Blanch (plunge into boiling water) for 2 minutes and chill quickly in ice cold water; (4) Drain off excess moisture, package in airtight containers or freezer bags and freeze immediately.
  • How long does cabbage last in the freezer? Properly stored, cabbage 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 - cabbage that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if cabbage is bad or spoiled? Cabbage that is spoiling will typically become soft and discolored; discard any cabbage that has an off smell or appearance.

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