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FOOD STORAGE — HOW LONG CAN YOU KEEP...

CANTALOUPE — FRESH, RAW, WHOLE

Pantry Refrigerator
Blue Arrow Green Arrow 1-2 days
RefrigeratorRefrigerator
Blue Arrow Blue Arrow 3-5 days
Freezer Freezer
Blue Arrow Blue Arrow 10-12 months
Tips
  • How long does cantaloupe last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions — after purchasing, keep cantaloupe in a cool, dry area.
  • How long does cantaloupe last at room temperature? Cantaloupe will generally keep well at room temperature for about 1 to 2 days.
  • To extend the shelf life of cantaloupe, refrigerate in a plastic bag.
  • How long does cantaloupe last in the fridge? Properly stored, cantaloupe will usually keep well for about 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze cantaloupe? Yes, to freeze: (1) Cut cantaloupe melon in half and remove seeds and rind; (2) Slice or cube melon, or cut into balls; (3) Place in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • How long does cantaloupe last in the freezer? Properly stored, it 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 — cantaloupe that has been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if cantaloupe is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the cantaloupe: if cantaloupe develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, it should be discarded; if mold appears, discard all of the cantaloupe.

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