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
    Commented Sep 16, 2010 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
    Commented Sep 16, 2010 at 9:08

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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.


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
    Commented Apr 24, 2015 at 12:56
  • @Layna Oh good to know. I really need to start putting date labels on everything. Commented Apr 25, 2015 at 23:36

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