How Long Do Shallots Last?


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1 month
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10-12 months


Shelf Life Tips

  • How long do shallots last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - after purchasing, keep whole raw shallots in a dry, dark area.
  • How long do shallots last at room temperature? Whole raw shallots will last for 1 to 2 months in a cool (45-55° F; warmer than the refrigerator, but colder than normal room temperature) dark area.
  • If a cool, dark area is not available, then shallots should be refrigerated to ensure maximum shelf life.
  • How long do shallots last in the refrigerator? Properly stored, whole raw shallots will last for 1 to 2 months in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze raw shallots? Yes, to freeze: (1) Peel, then slice or chop shallots; (2) Place in airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags, or wrap tightly in heavy-duty aluminum foil or plastic wrap.
  • How long do raw shallots 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 - shallots that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if shallots are bad or spoiled? Shallots that are spoiling will typically become soft and discolored, and will often develop dark patches; discard any shallots that have an off smell or appearance.

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