How to Freeze Mango Puree

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The heady floral scent and distinctive tropical tang of a mango can make a headline appearance in both sweet and savory dishes. Fresh mango puree only lasts for a few days. You can, however, store it in your freezer for up to three months. Portion the puree before you freeze it so you can thaw what you need.

How to Freeze Mango Puree
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Fill each slot on an ice cube tray about three-quarters of the way full with the mango puree. Allow them to harden in your freezer for several hours, uncovered. Once the cubes form, cover the trays in airtight packaging. Wrap the trays in several layers of plastic wrap, and then place them in a sealable freezer bag to extend their life.

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Use airtight freezer bags to store mango puree. Once you fill the bag, gently press out any air and seal it. Putting it in a second sealed plastic bag may help prevent freezer burn. Lay the bags flat in your freezer -- they'll freeze and thaw faster. Alternatively, freeze mango puree in plastic containers with lids -- wrapped in plastic wrap or a sealed bag for optimal protection. However, when it's time to thaw, larger containers will take longer.

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Your thawed puree might not have the same smooth consistency when thawed. Because large ice crystals form during freezing, once thawed, the puree separates slightly, becoming clumpy and watery. Freezing mango puree in small portions helps it freeze more quickly, which prevents large ice crystals from forming and preserves the texture.

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