How Long Does Kiwi Last?

How long does kiwi last? Kiwi, despite having a brown and hairy exterior, is a delicate and delicious fruit. Look for larger kiwi fruits without cuts, cracks, and bruises on the exterior. They should give only slightly to a soft touch, as anything softer will be dark green and mushy inside.

Actually, the shelf life of kiwi depends upon when they were picked, how they are handled and how they are stored.

Kiwi are a beautiful shade of green inside the rugged skin, with tiny seeds that are completely edible. Unripe kiwi can last for awhile on the counter, but once they are ripe you will want to eat them fairly quickly before the flavor and texture change.

Avoid kiwi with any cracks or large bruises on the surface and beware, although rare, of any visible mold.

So, how long does a kiwi last? When properly stored, the shelf life of fresh kiwi past their picked or purchased date is approximately ...

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Kiwi Expiration Date

Counter Refrigerator Freezer
Kiwi (Whole) lasts for 7-14 Days 7-21 Days 10-12 Months
Kiwi (Cut) lasts for 2-4 Hours 4-7 Days 10-12 Months

Of course, all foods last for a shorter period of time if they are not stored properly. But remember, kiwi, like a lot of other fresh fruits, usually do not have a use by date or a best by date so you will have to use the date purchased or date picked.

How to tell if Kiwi is bad, rotten or spoiled?

Practicing proper hygiene and food safety techniques will help prevent foodborne illness.

A common trait of a bad kiwi is a very soft shape and exaggeration of any bruises, which signifies an overripe fruit. Most agree that kiwi fruit does not smell, but if they are overripe there is a distinct odor.

There are, of course, certain health risks associated with spoiled foods so always remember to practice food safety and enjoy your foods before their shelf life has expired!

How to store Kiwi to extend its shelf life?

A whole kiwi is best kept on the counter until ready to cut open. Once ripe, it can be placed into the refrigerator.

Cut fruits should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for extended shelf life. Kiwi will tend to dry out over time so an airtight container is essential.

For a long term storage option, kiwi can be sliced or balled and frozen in freezer safe airtight containers. Once thawed, the color will be slightly darker and the consistency will be slightly softer. Freezing is not really recommended for these reasons, but it is a safe and viable storage option.

Some benefits of proper food storage include eating healthier, cutting food costs and helping the environment by avoiding waste.

How long is Kiwi good for when prepared in a dish?

How long does kiwi last? That depends. How long do strawberries last? In general, foods last only as long as the quickest expiring ingredient in the dish with which they are mixed.

What are our shelf life resources?

In determining how long Kiwi 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 Kiwi.

*An important note about expiration dates...

Although the Kiwi 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!

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