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BEET GREENS - FRESH, RAW

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  • How long do raw beet greens last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep beet greens refrigerated.
  • To maximize the shelf life of beet greens, refrigerate in plastic bag and do not wash until ready to use.
  • How long do raw beet greens last in the fridge? Properly stored, raw beet greens will last for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze beet greens? Yes, to freeze: (1) Wash thoroughly and remove ends; (2) Leave beet greens whole, or cut into 1 to 1 1/2 inch pieces; (3) Blanch (plunge into boiling water) for three minutes and chill quickly in ice cold water; (4) Drain off excess moisture, package in airtight containers or freezer bags and freeze immediately.
  • How long do beet greens last in the freezer? Properly stored, beet greens will maintain best quality in the freezer for about 12 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only – beet greens that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if beet greens are bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the beet greens: discard any beet greens that have an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the beet greens.

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