How Long Do Canned Bamboo Shoots Last Once Opened?


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3-4 days


Shelf Life Tips

  • How long does a can of bamboo shoots last once opened? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep opened bamboo shoots refrigerated and tightly covered.
  • To maximize the shelf life of canned bamboo shoots after opening, refrigerate in covered glass or plastic container.
  • How long do opened canned bamboo shoots last in the refrigerator? Canned bamboo shoots that have been continuously refrigerated will keep for about 3 to 4 days.
  • Are canned bamboo shoots safe to use after the "expiration" date on the package? Yes, provided they have been stored properly, the can or package is undamaged, and there are no signs of spoilage (see below) - commercially canned bamboo shoots will typically carry a "Best By," "Best if Used By," "Best Before", or "Best When Used By" date but this is not a safety date, it is the manufacturer's estimate of how long the bamboo shoots will remain at peak quality.
  • Bamboo shoots do not freeze well.
  • How can you tell if opened canned bamboo shoots are bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the bamboo shoots: if the bamboo shoots develop an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, they should be discarded.
  • Discard all bamboo shoots from cans or packages that are leaking, rusting, bulging or severely dented.

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