An uncut pumpkin will last between 2 to 3 months on a kitchen counter and between 3 to 5 months if refrigerated. Pumpkins can also be stored in a cool and dry pantry. When cut into pieces, a pumpkin's shelf life is different.
For example, fresh cut pumpkin will last 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator and up to 8 months in the freezer. If it is a carved pumpkin, it can last up to 8 days in good shape before it begins to deteriorate. To extend a carved pumpkin's life, remove the pulp and seeds from its interior, and spray a bleach and water mixture onto the entire surface. After using the bleach spray to prevent rotting problems, the pumpkin can be rubbed with petroleum jelly.Learn More
Yogurt is safe to eat after being unrefrigerated for 24 hours or less. The most common way in which unrefrigerated yogurt goes bad before its "best before" date is the formation of mold on the surface.Full Answer >
To keep peeled potatoes fresh, scrub off any leftover peels or browning using a knife. To keep them fresh for as long as a week, submerge the potatoes in cold water and refrigerate.Full Answer >
The length of time an iced cake stays fresh depends on the type of frosting, the type of cake, weather conditions, storage method and whether it has been cut into. A cake covered in buttercream or fondant lasts for three to four days under a cake cover on the counter. Cakes with cream-cheese or whipped-cream frosting can only be left out for four hours.Full Answer >
Fish has gone bad if it has a slimy or milky consistency. A pungent, fishy smell is also an indication that the fish is no longer fresh and should be thrown away.Full Answer >