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When freezing foods, it is important to note the different shelf life of foods and the pre-freezing prep needed. For example, most fresh vegetables need to be blanched in boiling water before they are cooled for freezing to ensure that enzymes, which cause nutrient breakdown, are inactive.
While freezer burn won’t make you sick, it will make foods tough, tasteless, and just that much less enjoyable. Luckily, freezer burn is preventable with these 10 easy steps that will keep your frozen meals, leftovers, and relics of the summer growing season as fresh as the day they arrived in your kitchen.