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Things you should know before freezing your fresh fruits and vegetables

Updated on February 13, 2015

The best way to freeze fresh fruits and Veggies

Freezing fresh food at the peak of its freshness, not only preserves all the nutritional value of our food, it also preserves that fresh picked taste. I know what you must be thinking; we have heard all that before. That however does not make it any less true, just check out the frozen food section of your local grocery store. It has not been all that long ago, the only thing we wanted to get out of the frozen food section at the grocery, with any regularity was quite simply, ice cream, a frozen pizza or one of those granny smith apple pies. Times sure have changed, walking through the frozen foods aisle at our local Wal-Mart; I cannot help but think how much I love preserving fresh food by freezing it when it is fresh from my own vegetable garden.

Grow your own or buy fresh fruits and veggies

Ok I realize not everyone has the time or space to grow all his or her own fresh fruits and vegetables. We can however take full advantage of the bountiful harvest of those gardeners that not only can, they do grow all our favorite fruits and veggies. Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries are some of my favorites, how about you. Fresh corn on the cob, green beans, and zucchini are a welcomed sight on the dinner table in late fall, middle of the winter, or early spring.

The best fruits and veggies freezing techniques

Now I cannot speak for you, but I can tell you. It is much easier, which makes it much more likely to happen, for me to open the door to the freezer in the garage and get something out of it. Than it is for me to get ready for a trip to the grocery store after I just got home from work. After all, it is hard enough to decide on what to fix for dinner, without trying to figure out which grocery store has the best deals on frozen vegetables or meat this week.

The best way to freeze your fresh meats, fruits and vegetables

Yes, I did say meat, maybe it is the hunter-gatherer in me talking, but I am always looking to save money and make my life a bit better when ever possible. When the farmers market has great deals on sweet corn, I buy it, and freeze as much as I will need to get my family through those cold winter months. Likewise, when the local butcher or farmer has one of those to good to pass up deals, you guessed it. I buy it and freeze it. When a hunter or angler friend of mine, has more than they can use, you guessed it, into the freezer it goes. You see I love preserving fresh food by freezing it.

Save money, eat better and preserve your own food. Mike

Protect your frozen meats, rewrap them in freezer paper

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      Mike Teddleton 7 years ago from Midwest USA

      joy56, your welcome freezing fresh foods is easy, saves money, and is a great way to control the quality of the foods we put into our bodies.

      Thanks for your comment. Mike

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      Joy56 7 years ago

      hi this was sure helpful, i enjoyed your enthusiasm, and reasoning, on why freezing food is useful, thanks so much

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