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SWISS CHARD — FRESH, RAW

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2-3 days
Freezer
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10-12 months

Tips

  • How long does Swiss chard last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - after purchasing, keep Swiss chard refrigerated at all times.
  • To maximize the shelf life of Swiss chard, refrigerate in plastic bag and do not wash until ready to eat.
  • How long does Swiss chard last in the fridge? Properly stored, Swiss chard will usually keep well for about 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze Swiss chard? 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 Swiss chard last in the freezer? Properly stored, Swiss chard 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 - Swiss chard that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if Swiss chard is bad or spoiled? Swiss chard that is spoiling will typically become soft and discolored; discard any Swiss chard that has an off smell or appearance.

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