I normally buy frozen bags of vegetables from the supermarket, but I currently don't have a freezer to store them in and have been putting them straight in the fridge instead.

How long will they keep there and still be safe to eat?

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The cell walls are now damaged from the freezing, so they cannot keep like whole, live vegetables. They are in the same position as if you had damaged the cell walls by heat = cooking them. So, apply the rule for cooked food.

They will be safe for 3-5 days.

  • thanks! does this mean that raw vegetables would keep longer? I didn't realise that
    – user54549
    Dec 1, 2018 at 12:25
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    Yes, raw whole vegetables and fruit keep longer, even at room temperature. We have older questions on optimal storage of raw fruit and vegetables, you can search for them.
    – rumtscho
    Dec 1, 2018 at 12:43

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