How to know What items you can freeze

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You can save money by stocking up on some items when they are on sale or buying in bulk and then freezing them for later use. The problem is many people do not know what can really be frozen safely and what can not. Here is a look at some items that store perfectly in the freezer for later use.

  • Butter, it is expensive so when it's on sale stock up and then freeze it for later use.
    Bread including bagels, English muffins, muffins, etc. can be frozen and will taste great when you thaw it out.
    Whole wheat flour

  • Meat, seafood or chicken can be stored in the freezer. For easier use, portion it and store in Zipoc bags or airtight containers for later use.
    Frozen vegetables of all kinds store for awhile in the freezer perfectly.
    Whole grains like brown rice, quinoa, and buckwheat are fine in the freezer.
    Wheat germ

  • Coffee
    Lower fat milk can be stored in the freezer, just remove 1 cup of it before placing it on the freezer as the container will expand.
    Cheese can be frozen. If you want it grated for later use then grate it and portion it into Ziploc bags and store in the freezer.

  • Some fresh fruits like strawberries, berries, bananas, cranberries, and grapes freeze well. You can freeze items like tomatoes and apples if you are going to use the tomatoes for a sauce or the apples for a pie or sauce.
    Fresh corn freezes well.
    Fresh green beans.
    Harder vegetables do freeze well.
    These vegetables should be blanched first to kill mold spores and yeasts they contain. Then dry them well, and place them in freezer bags or freezer containers.

  • Basically fresh vegetables that contain water do not freeze well.

  • The key is to portion the sizes for easy use later on. It is much easier to pull out only hat you need rather then having to defrost all of an item and waste some of it that you are not using.

    You can pretty much freeze anything except food in cans, eggs in shells, cream sauces (do not freeze well, lettuce, mayonnaise, cheese sauces, processed cheese, sour cream, radishes, etc.

  • There is no rule of what can and can not be frozen but just some items do not set well after being defrosted. The quality is not as good anymore on some food items. You can experiment for yourself since different peoples quality differs.

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