How Long Does Unopened Apple Juice (Sold Refrigerated) Last?


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1 week after date on package
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8-12 months (best quality)


Shelf Life Tips

  • How long does unopened apple juice that was sold refrigerated last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - to maximize the shelf life of unopened apple juice that was sold refrigerated, keep it refrigerated at all times.
  • How long does unopened apple juice that was sold refrigerated last in the fridge? Unopened apple juice sold refrigerated will generally stay at best quality for about 1 week after the date on the package, assuming it has been continuously refrigerated.
  • To further extend the shelf life of apple juice, freeze it: to freeze apple juice, store in airtight container and leave at least 1/2 inch headspace at the top, as apple juice will expand when frozen.
  • How long does apple juice last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for about 8 to 12 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only — apple juice that has been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How long does apple juice last after being frozen and thawed? Apple juice that has been defrosted in the fridge can be kept for an additional 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator before using; apple juice that was thawed in the microwave or in cold water should be used immediately.
  • How can you tell if apple juice is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the apple juice: if the apple juice develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded.

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