How Long Do Fresh Vegetables Last?

Vegetables are good for you! Old news, we know, but this one doesn't change, in fact the more research is done the more the above statement is stressed. When speaking of vegetables, the fresher the better in terms of nutrient content. And, the highest quantity of nutrients is generally just under the skin of fresh vegetables.

The list of fresh vegetables is extensive and availability changes with the seasons. Since fresh vegetables are not always available everywhere, you may consider vegetables that are fresh frozen at their peak of freshness as a nearly equal alternative (see our frozen vegetable page for more information).

All vegetables are good for you. Who hasn't been told to "eat your vegetables"? Although fresh and frozen contain the greatest health value and vitamins, canned vegetables (see our canned vegetable page for more information) are a good option for those who need long term solutions. Use the buttons below to view pages and pages of valuable information on fresh vegetables. Find out how long vegetables last and how to make them last as long as possible.

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What are our shelf life resources?

In determining how long Fresh Vegetables 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 Fresh Vegetables.

*An important note about expiration dates...

Although the Fresh Vegetables 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 professional. Please eat responsibly!