How Long Does Fresh Parsley Last?


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7-10 days
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4-6 months


Shelf Life Tips

  • How long does fresh parsley last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - after purchasing, keep parsley refrigerated at all times.
  • To maximize the shelf life of fresh parsley 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 parsley last in the fridge? Properly stored, fresh parsley will usually keep well for about 7 to 10 days in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze parsley? Yes, to freeze fresh parsley: (1) Wash, trim and chop the parsley; (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 parsley 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 - parsley that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if parsley is bad or spoiled? Parsley that is spoiling will typically become soft and discolored; discard any parsley that has an off smell or appearance.

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