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COLLARD GREENS (COLLARDS) - FRESH, RAW

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4-5 days
Freezer
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10-12 months

Tips

  • How long do raw collard greens last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep raw collard greens refrigerated.
  • To maximize the shelf life of raw collard greens, refrigerate in plastic bag and do not wash until ready to use.
  • How long do raw collard greens last in the fridge? Properly stored, raw collard greens will last for 4 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze collard greens? Yes, to freeze: (1) Wash greens thoroughly and cut off woody stems; (2) Blanch (plunge into boiling water) for three 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 collard greens last in the freezer? Properly stored, collard greens 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 – collard greens that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if raw collard greens are bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the raw collard greens: discard any raw collard greens that have an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the raw collard greens.

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