Food Storage - How long can you keep...


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3-5 days
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10-12 months



  • How long do raw Chinese long beans last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep raw Chinese long beans refrigerated.
  • To maximize the shelf life of raw Chinese long beans, refrigerate in plastic bag and do not wash until ready to use.
  • How long do raw Chinese long beans last in the fridge? Properly stored, raw Chinese long beans will last for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze Chinese long beans? Yes, to freeze: (1) Wash thoroughly and remove ends; (2) Cut beans into 1 to 1 1/2 inch pieces; (3) Blanch (plunge into boiling water) for three 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 do Chinese long beans last in the freezer? Properly stored, Chinese long beans will maintain best quality in the freezer for about 12 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only – Chinese long beans that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if raw Chinese long beans are bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the raw Chinese long beans: discard any raw Chinese long beans that have an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the raw Chinese long beans.

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