Food Storage - How long can you keep...


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3-5 days
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6 months (best quality)



  • How long do cooked split peas last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - refrigerate split peas within two hours of cooking.
  • To maximize the shelf life of cooked split peas for safety and quality, refrigerate the split peas in shallow airtight containers or resealable plastic bags.
  • How long do cooked split peas last in the refrigerator? Properly stored, cooked split peas will last for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
  • How long can cooked split peas be left at room temperature? Bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F; cooked split peas should be discarded if left out for more than 2 hours at room temperature.
  • To further extend the shelf life of cooked split peas, freeze them; freeze in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • How long do cooked split peas last in the freezer? Properly stored, they will maintain best quality for about 6 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - cooked split peas that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How long do cooked split peas last after being frozen and thawed? Cooked split peas that have been thawed in the fridge can be kept for an additional 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator before cooking; split peas that were thawed in the microwave or in cold water should be eaten immediately.
  • How to tell if cooked split peas are bad? If cooked split peas develop an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, they should be discarded; do not taste first.

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