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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.
You may not know this, but a full freezer stays colder. The frozen foods work like a giant ice pack helping to keep temperatures consistent and very cold.
A tightly packed container will minimize foods' exposure to the air. However, there is one caveat, to do with liquids. Liquids, such as soups, will expand in when frozen, so leaving a little extra room in your container is crucial. However, to minimize exposure, you can cover your freezer container with a piece of plastic wrap before sealing with a lid.