How Long Does Fresh Cilantro Last?


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7-10 days
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4-6 months


Shelf Life Tips

  • How long does fresh cilantro last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - after purchasing, keep cilantro refrigerated at all times.
  • To maximize the shelf life of fresh cilantro in the refrigerator: (1) Trim the ends and place in a glass containing about one inch of water; (2) Cover with a loose-fitting plastic bag and refrigerate; (3) Replace water when it gets cloudy.
  • How long does fresh cilantro last in the fridge? Properly stored, fresh cilantro will usually keep well for about 7 to 10 days in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze cilantro? Yes, to freeze fresh cilantro: (1) Wash, trim and chop the cilantro; (2) Allow to dry thoroughly; (3) Once dry, place in heavy-duty freezer bags or freeze in ice cube trays with a small amount of water, then transfer to freezer bags.
  • How long does cilantro last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for about 4 to 6 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - cilantro that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if cilantro is bad or spoiled? Cilantro that is spoiling will typically become soft and discolored; discard any cilantro that has an off smell or appearance.

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