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APRICOTS, DRIED - UNOPENED OR OPENED PACKAGE

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6-12 months
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6-12 months
Freezer
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12-18 months

Tips

  • How long do dried apricots last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep dried apricots in a cool, dry area.
  • To maximize the shelf life of dried apricots after opening, place in tightly sealed airtight container or heavy-duty plastic bag.
  • How long do dried apricots last at room temperature? Properly stored, dried apricots will last for about 6 to 12 months at normal room temperature.
  • Should you refrigerate dried apricots? In hot, humid environments, dried apricots should be stored in the refrigerator.
  • How long do dried apricots last in the refrigerator? Dried apricots will keep well for about 6 to 12 months in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze dried apricots? Yes, freeze dried apricots in airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • How long do dried apricots last in the freezer? Properly stored, dried apricots will maintain best quality for about 12 to 18 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - dried apricots that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if dried apricots are bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the dried apricots: discard any that have an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the dried apricots.

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