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How long will carrots that I've shredded in the food processor stay good in the fridge? Also what's the best way to store them?

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I've never tried storing shredded carrots for a long time, but for cut up carrots, I store 'em in water, as the issue is they dehyrate quickly; you'll just have to dry 'em off before use. –  Joe Sep 16 '10 at 0:56
    
Why would you not just shred when you need them? Whole carrots will last must longer. As Joe says - they will dehydrate quickly. –  NBenatar Sep 16 '10 at 9:08

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I have carrots (from different sources) consistently lasting a month IF: -They are whole, unpeeled, with no cuts -Are stored inside a resealable bag that you can easily squeeze the excess air out of to minimize dehydration.

I have no firm experience on storing shredded, but you get a bit of an idea how long it might last by by how quickly it will go bad in a salad (a day or two). So as @Mark said, stored properly, you could probably only hope for a week.

Side-note, if you were looking to prolong the life of shredded carrot even more, you may be able to freeze it if it's in a sealed container, but I've not seen anyone do that personally, nor can I find anything online suggesting it works well. Might be worth the experiment though.

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My small carrot cubes last for months in the freezer. They DO get a different texture, though. Because I fry them as a veggie-base for sauces anyway, that is all right with me. With shredded for Salad, you will have to test :). –  Layna yesterday

According to the website StillTasty, fresh, raw whole or cut up carrots will last 2 to 3 weeks in the fridge.

I would think that it would be a shorter time (1 week) for shredded carrots. I'd store them in a container with a tight sealing lid, or in a plastic bag with the air squeezed out.

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