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Food Safety: Keeping Food Fresh Ideas relating to canning all types of foods, can also cover freezing for preservation, long term storage, avoiding spoilage and other safety concerns.

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Old 05-14-2003, 02:41 PM
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Freezing fruits

I plan to hopefully, if they are plentiful this year to freeze fruits. Has anyone done this? I know that strawberries, cantalope, blackberries and blueberries can be frozen.

But how do I do it? Do I just wash them and stick them in a bag? Or do I need to do something else to them? And what kinds of fruits can be frozen?
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Old 05-14-2003, 06:59 PM
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Thank you so much for the freezing of fruits tips.
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One way I freeze fruits is to wash them and place them on a cookie sheet to freeze first... and then put them in a ziplock freezerbag and you can take out a handfull or whatever you need. I usually freeze grapes, strawberries and melons.
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The berries shouldn't be washed before freezing or they will burst from the water crystals that will form.....just put them in a zip lock bag in workable quantities. wash when you want to use them.
otherwise you will have mush!
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I guess I should have added that I mostly just use the frozen fruits for fruit smoothies
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Here ya go! all the info you'll ever need....

http://www.cpma.ca/en/hnfs/freezingf.html
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Thanks for that website Jeannie!!!

That will be a big help!
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that is a great website.....you can trust us canadians to know how to freeze.....things....

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hehee...*wink*
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One thing about dry freezing fruit, it usually works best if you put them on a cookie sheet/jelly roll pan and freeze them on the pan individually, then put them in freezer bags.
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