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FOOD STORAGE — HOW LONG CAN YOU KEEP...

TOMATOES (INCLUDING RED, YELLOW, GREEN, CHERRY, PLUM, ROMA) — FRESH, RAW, SLICED OR CHOPPED

RefrigeratorRefrigerator
Blue Arrow Blue Arrow 3-4 days
Freezer Freezer
Blue Arrow Blue Arrow 2 months
Tips
  • How long do chopped fresh tomatoes last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions — keep chopped tomatoes refrigerated.
  • To maximize the shelf life of chopped tomatoes, refrigerate in covered container or resealable plastic bag or wrap tightly in aluminum foil or plastic wrap.
  • How long do chopped tomatoes last in the fridge? Properly stored, chopped fresh tomatoes will last for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze chopped tomatoes? Yes, to freeze: Place in airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags, or wrap tightly in heavy-duty aluminum foil or plastic wrap.
  • Frozen chopped tomatoes will become mushy when thawed and are best used in cooked dishes.
  • How long do chopped tomatoes last in the freezer? Properly stored, they will maintain best quality for about 2 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only — tomatoes that have been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if chopped tomatoes are bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the chopped tomatoes: discard any tomatoes that have an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the chopped tomatoes.

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