Of course, grapes last for a shorter period of time if they are not stored properly. But remember, like a lot of other fresh fruits, they usually do not have a use by date or a best before date so you will have to use the date purchased.
How to tell if Grapes are bad, rotten or spoiled?
Practicing proper hygiene and food safety techniques will help prevent food born illness.
Practicing proper hygiene and food safety discipline will help prevent food borne illness. Although not a perfect test, your senses are usually the most reliable instruments to tell if your grapes have gone bad.
Some common traits of bad grapes are a soft texture, brown discoloration and they begin to smell a little like vinegar when they are left too long and ferment. Mold will start to appear, so be sure to discard any rotten grapes.
There are, of course, certain health risks associated with spoiled foods, so always remember to practice food safety and enjoy your foods before their shelf life has expired!
How to store Grapes to extend their shelf life?
Grapes are best kept in the ventilated plastic bag in which they are usually purchased in the refrigerator. They can also be placed into an airtight container in the refrigerator, but be sure that they are free of moisture first. Always rinse your grapes thoroughly before eating, since many grapes come with high levels of pesticide residue.
Frozen grapes make a great low calorie healthy snack. Just rinse and dry your grapes and place them individually on a cookie sheet. Freeze the entire sheet then put the grapes into a freezer safe bag and re-freeze. They make a great snack to eat frozen or for putting in school lunches in little baggies so that they will keep the lunch cool and then be defrosted by lunchtime.
Some benefits of proper food storage include eating healthier, cutting food costs and helping the environment by avoiding waste.
What are our shelf life resources?
In determining how long Grapes lasts, our content incorporates research from multiple resources, including the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Food & Drug Administration. In addition, we scoured the web for informative articles and reports related to food safety, food storage and the shelf life of Grapes.
*An important note about expiration dates...
Although the Grapes shelf life information on Eat By Date is generally reliable, please remember that individual cases will vary and that our advice should only be taken as an opinion and not a replacement for your health care prefessional. Please eat responsibly!