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APRICOT NECTAR, COMMERCIALLY CANNED OR BOTTLED, SOLD UNREFRIGERATED - OPENED

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5-7 days
Freezer
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8-12 months

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  • How long does apricot nectar last once opened? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions — keep opened apricot nectar refrigerated and tightly closed.
  • How long does opened apricot nectar last in the refrigerator? Apricot nectar that has been continuously refrigerated will keep for about 5 to 7 days after opening.
  • To further extend the shelf life of opened apricot nectar, freeze it: to freeze apricot nectar, store in airtight container and leave at least 1/2 inch headspace at the top, as nectar will expand when frozen.
  • How long does apricot nectar 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 — apricot nectar that has been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How long does apricot nectar last after being frozen and thawed? Apricot nectar that has been defrosted in the fridge can be kept for an additional 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator before using; apricot nectar that was thawed in the microwave or in cold water should be used immediately.
  • How can you tell if apricot nectar is bad? If apricot nectar develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded.
  • Discard all apricot nectar from cans or bottles that are leaking, rusting, bulging or severely dented.

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