5 foods that should never be put in the freezer
Freezing is a very convenient and easy way to preserve food, to always have something to cook at home, but also to save money. However, not all materials are suitable to fit in the freezer. Here are 5 foods that are never put in the freezer.
Let’s take a look at the foods we keep in the fridge and we should never put them in the freezer.
Have you ever noticed that eggs are not usually found in the fresh food section of supermarkets? So, you do not need to think about putting them in the freezer. If you freeze them whole, the low temperature will cause cracks in the shell and then the egg will spoil. But what you can do is freeze the egg whites. This is a technique that is widely used in confectionery.
2.Vegetables and fruits rich in water
Melon, watermelon, tomato, cucumber… All of these are very rich in water and should not be put in the freezer. Like lettuce and other green salads. After thawing, they lose their texture and taste. If you have fruits and vegetables that you do not want to spoil, you can make healthy fruit smoothies or jams and soups with vegetables that are kept in the freezer and offer a quick and light meal.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fast_foodYou can also preserve carrots, celery, broccoli and peas in the freezer, in special food bags, if you cook them first in boiling water for 5 minutes (blanching). You will let them cool very well and then you can store them.
3.Fresh and soft cheeses
Fresh (cottage cheese, ricotta, goat cheese, cheese with herbs, etc.) and soft cheeses, such as mozzarella and brie, certainly can not be put in the freezer. Because they contain a lot of water, the low temperature will change their texture and taste and they will literally not be eaten.
Potatoes, like radishes, should not be put in the freezer
because they lose their nutrients and their texture is altered. The best way to store potatoes is to store them in a dark cupboard away from heat.
You can read more about how to store potatoes HERE.
5.Mayonnaise and pastry cream
The mayonnaise you made should be consumed within a few days from the refrigerator. If you put it in the freezer, it will lose its texture and taste and will not be eaten. The same goes for sweet pastry creams.
We should never and for any reason put in the freezer food that we have already thawed. There is a serious risk of infection. That’s why we have to cook the whole amount of food we have thawed. It is a good idea to store small portions of food in the freezer so that we use exactly the amount we need each time.