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Store Well, Waste Less


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How long will beans last in storage?

  • Dry beans will keep for at least one year in an airtight container in a cool, dark, dry place. Label with the date you bought your beans, using tape and a marker.

  • Canned beans keep for 2 years or longer.

How to store cooked beans:

  • Refrigerate within 2 hours.
  • Use within 5 days.

Freeze beans:

  • Freeze in recipe-sized portions for longer storage.
  • Place beans in freezersafe containers or bags then cover with water or the liquid they were cooked in.
  • Leave at least half an inch of space between the liquid and the top of the container or bag.
  • Label the container or bag with a date and quantity, and use within 2 to 3 months for best quality.
Last updated: 07/12/17