How Long You Should Keep These Foods in the Freezer for Max Benefits

While frozen foods stay safe for intake almost indefinitely, this will not mean their quality remains the same. If you’re also worried about the grade of the food you take in and serve to your loved ones, here’s a list that will let you know how long you can keep some foodstuffs in your freezer in months:


  • Baked muffins: 6-12
  • Baked cookies and fruit pies: 6-8
  • Waffles, unbaked bread, and frosted baked cake: 1
  • Lamb and veal and parts of chicken and turkey: 9
  • Pork and beef chops: 4-6
  • Ground turkey and pork, chicken, beef, liver, kidneys, and tongue: 3-4
  • Pork and beef roasts, whole chicken and turkey, and steaks: 4-12
  • Fatty seafood: 2-3
  • Squid, clams, scallops, and shrimp: 3-6
  • Lobster: 12
  • Hard and soft cheese: 6
  • Raw eggs and cottage cheese: 1
  • Yogurt and ice cream: 1-2
  • Meat broth and veggie and meat soups and stews: 2-3
  • Citrus fruits and nuts: 3
  • Veggies: 8-12
  • Other fruits: 9-12
  • Milk and homemade juice: 3-6
  • Commercial juice: 12
  • Baked casseroles, rice, and pasta: 3
  • Lunch meats and pizza: 1-2
  • Herbs and spices: 12

Freezing your food helps prevent growth of bacteria, but this doesn’t give you the go signal to let everything stay there. The quality degenerates as time passes, so follow the guidelines given above to enjoy good quality food.

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