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Do you really need to refrigerate raisins?

It says you should refrigerate after opening on the box. My mom doesn't and I have never put a dried fruit in the fridge other than really good dates/figs? Does anyone really refrigerate their raisins?

asked by RespectThePastry about 5 years ago

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Sam1148
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added about 5 years ago

One time I wish I did. We had a meal moth infestation and those suckers LOVE the raisins.

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viblanco
added about 5 years ago

We eat pounds of raisins and we never put them in the refrigerator. However, we seal the bag of raisins very tightly in its bag so that the raisins maintain their moisture. This works just fine for our 2.25 lb bag (which takes us ~4-6 weeks to consume).

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MTMitchell
added about 5 years ago

The only reason I'd keep mine in the fridge is that raisins are extremely toxic (as in potentially deadly) to dogs -- I know lots of dogs who can get into cupboards and none (yet) who can get into the fridge.

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Naomi S. Ramirez-Coronado
added 7 months ago

I will start refrigerating them now that I discovered very small black bugs in my package. I was shocked as I never used to put them in the refrigerator. I purchased this brand from Aldis. The fine print did say to refrigerate after opening.

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Nancy
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added 7 months ago

Not required, but raisins - like all dried fruit - keep well in the freezer (and for longer durations than in fridge).

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Liz B
added 7 months ago

I don't and I've never had a problem

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