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SPINACH - FRESH, COOKED

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3-5 days
Freezer
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10-12 months

Tips

  • How long does cooked spinach last in the fridge or freezer? The exact answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - refrigerate spinach within two hours of cooking.
  • To maximize the shelf life of cooked spinach for safety and quality, refrigerate the spinach in airtight containers or resealable plastic bags.
  • Properly stored, cooked spinach will last for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
  • How long can cooked spinach be left at room temperature? Bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F; cooked spinach should be discarded if left out for more than 2 hours at room temperature.
  • To further extend the shelf life of cooked spinach, freeze it; freeze in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • How long does cooked spinach last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for 10 to 12 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - cooked spinach that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How long does cooked spinach last after being frozen and thawed? Cooked spinach that has been thawed in the fridge can be kept for an additional 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator before cooking; spinach that was thawed in the microwave or in cold water should be eaten immediately.
  • How to tell if cooked spinach is bad? The best way is to smell and look at the spinach: discard any that has an off smell or appearance, do not taste first.

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