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DANDELION GREENS - FRESH, RAW

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2-3 days
Freezer
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10-12 months

Tips

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

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