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THYME - FRESH, RAW

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10-14 days
Freezer
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4-6 months

Tips

  • How long does fresh thyme last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - after purchasing, keep thyme refrigerated at all times.
  • To maximize the shelf life of fresh thyme in the refrigerator, wrap the thyme in a damp paper towel and place in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
  • How long does fresh thyme last in the fridge? Properly stored, fresh thyme will usually keep well for about 10 to 14 days in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze thyme? Yes, to freeze fresh thyme: (1) Wash, trim and chop the thyme; (2) Allow to dry thoroughly; (3) Once dry, place in heavy-duty freezer bags or freeze in ice cube trays with a small amount of water, then transfer to freezer bags.
  • How long does thyme last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for about 4 to 6 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - thyme that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if thyme is bad or spoiled? Thyme that is spoiling will typically become soft and discolored; discard any thyme that has an off smell or appearance.

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