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RUTABAGAS - FRESH, RAW

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2-3 weeks
Freezer
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8-10 months

 

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  • How long do raw rutabagas last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep raw rutabagas refrigerated.
  • To maximize the shelf life of raw rutabagas, refrigerate in plastic bag.
  • How long do raw rutabagas last in the fridge? Properly stored, raw rutabagas will typically last for 2 to 3 weeks in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze rutabagas? Yes, to freeze: (1) Wash, peel and cut into 1/2-inch cubes; (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 rutabagas last in the freezer? Properly stored, rutabagas will maintain best quality in the freezer for about 10 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only – rutabagas that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if raw rutabagas are bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the raw rutabagas: discard any raw rutabagas that have an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the raw rutabagas.

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