How Long Does Rhubarb Last?


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5-7 days
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10-12 months


Shelf Life Tips

  • How long does rhubarb last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - after purchasing, keep rhubarb refrigerated at all times.
  • To maximize the shelf life of rhubarb, refrigerate in plastic bag and do not wash until ready to eat.
  • How long does rhubarb last in the fridge? Properly stored, rhubarb will usually keep well for about 5 to 7 days in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze rhubarb? Yes, to freeze: (1) Wash thoroughly and cut off woody stems; (2) Blanch (plunge into boiling water) for two 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 does rhubarb last in the freezer? Properly stored, rhubarb 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 - rhubarb that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if rhubarb is bad or spoiled? Rhubarb that is spoiling will typically become soft and discolored; discard any rhubarb that has an off smell or appearance.

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