CELERY — FRESH, RAW, CHOPPED, CUT-UP OR CELERY STICKS
How long does chopped celery last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions — keep chopped celery refrigerated.
To maximize the shelf life of chopped celery, place in covered container or plastic bag or wrap tightly in plastic or aluminum foil.
How long does chopped celery last in the fridge? Properly stored, chopped celery will last for 1 to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
Can you freeze chopped celery? Yes, to freeze: (1) Blanch (plunge into boiling water) chopped celery for three minutes and chill quickly in ice cold water; (2) Drain off excess moisture, package in airtight containers or freezer bags and freeze immediately.
Frozen celery will soften when thawed, and is best used in cooked dishes.
How long does chopped celery last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for about 12 to 18 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
The freezer time shown is for best quality only — celery that has been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
How to tell if chopped celery is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the chopped celery: discard any celery that has an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the chopped celery.
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