Shelf Life Tips
- How long do frozen carrots last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep carrots frozen at all times.
Properly stored, frozen carrots will maintain best quality for about 12 months in the freezer, although they will usually remain safe to eat after that.
Are frozen carrots safe to eat after the “expiration” date on the package? Yes, if properly stored - commercially frozen carrots will typically carry a Best By, Best if Used By, Best Before, or Best When Used By date but this is not a safety date, it is the manufacturer's estimate of how long the frozen carrots will remain at peak quality.
How long will frozen carrots remain safe to eat? Frozen carrots that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely, as long as they have been stored properly and the package is not damaged.
How long can you safely leave frozen carrots at room temperature? Frozen carrots should be discarded if left for more than 6 hours at room temperature, as bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F.
How to tell if frozen carrots are no longer good? If dry spots or discolorations have developed on the frozen carrots, freezer burn has begun to set in - this will not make the frozen carrots unsafe to eat, but it will harm the texture and taste.
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