Frozen fruits can survive for about six to nine months, if they are kept constantly frozen. There are number of factors that decide the shelf-life of frozen fruits, e.g. date, method of preparation and how they are stored. Any fresh fruit which is flash frozen can survive for a year. Due to their health benefits and also extended shelf life, it is easier to keep frozen fruit. Plenty of manufacturers too are doing a lot to keep their frozen fruit tasty.
Most of the frozen fruits of Nature’s Touch may last for much shorter time, if they are not properly stored. One must remember that any frozen fruit like many other fruits, usually mention as “best by date” but do not mention “use by date” which is their expiry date. Due to this distinction, it is possible to safely use any frozen fruit to compliment any of your favorite fruit after the expiry of the date mentioned as “best by date”.
How to know if any frozen fruit has spoiled or rotted?
You can prevent any kind of the illness by practicing hygiene and safety techniques for your food. Just by looking, it is possible to know if the frozen fruit has really gone bad. Some frozen fruit may become dull in color with a frostbitten look.
You may find a lot of white colored ice in case the fruit was around for too long. Probably you can still use such fruit, by either running cold water or by putting them in any strainer. However, if you find too much quantity of white ice, then the fruit may taste bitter.
There can also be health risks by taking spoiled foods and hence always try to practice various food safety method and try to enjoy the foods much before their expiry date.
How frozen fruit must be stored for extending its shelf life?
Any frozen food you can keep fresh much longer by storing in any freezer safe container, in a bag with zip lock made as per the freezer. Try to squeeze out air as much possible prior to putting it into the freezer.
How long any frozen fruit will be good if prepared in any dish?
That will depend upon the ingredients used in the dish. frozen fruit will last as long the ingredient present in the recipe are ok. They may also turn mushy if they are left in the fridge for many days.