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GREEN ONIONS (SCALLIONS) - FRESH, RAW

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7-10 days
Freezer
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10-12 months

Tips

  • How long do raw green onions last in the fridge? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - after purchasing, keep green onions refrigerated at all times.
  • To maximize the shelf life of raw green onions, store in a plastic bag in the vegetable crisper of refrigerator.
  • How long do raw green onions last in the refrigerator? Properly stored, green onions will usually keep well for 1 to 2 weeks in the fridge.
  • Can you freeze green onions? Yes, to freeze: (1) Wash green onions and dry thoroughly; (2) Chop or leave whole and place in airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • How long do green onions last in the freezer? Properly stored, they will maintain best quality for about 10 to 12 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - green onions that have been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if green onions are bad or spoiled? Green onions that are spoiling will typically become soft and discolored; discard any green onions that have an off smell or appearance.

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