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BANANAS - FRESH, RAW, CUT UP

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3-4 days
Freezer
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2-3 months

Tips

  • How long do cut bananas last? The exact answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep cut-up bananas refrigerated.
  • Bananas discolor quickly when cut - to prevent browning, sprinkle the cut bananas with a little lemon juice before refrigerating.
  • To maximize the shelf life of cut bananas, wrap tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil, or place in covered container or resealable plastic bag and refrigerate.
  • How long do cut bananas last in the fridge? Properly stored, cut bananas will last for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze cut bananas? Yes, to freeze bananas: (1) Peel and mash; (2) Add one tablespoon of lemon juice or 1/2 teaspoon ascorbic acid for each cup of mashed banana to prevent browning; (3) Place in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • How long do cut bananas last in the freezer? Properly stored, they will maintain best quality for about 2 to 3 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - cut-up bananas that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if cut bananas are bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the cut bananas: discard any bananas that have an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the cut bananas.

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