10 Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Freeze
At Cannon Logistics, we’re always looking out for interesting facts about food and how to refrigerate or freeze it properly.
Freezing foods is so handy, it helps food last longer so we can make the most out of it.
As a Brisbane-based logistics and road freight company, specialising in refrigerated transport, we know refrigerated produce and here we’d like to share 10 foods that you didn’t know you could freeze.
Did you know you can freeze eggs for up to a year? As long as you do so without the shells.
Be sure to seperate the whites. Egg yolk can be tricky to freeze because of the texture, so mix them with ⅛ teaspoons of salt and store in the fridge or under running cold water. Make sure you don’t thaw them on the kitchen bench, as this might increase the risk of spreading bacteria.
Blanching – most vegetables can be frozen through this way, boil them in a pot for up to 5 minutes. Then, place them in iced water for around 5-10 minutes and after draining them, pack them in containers and they’re freezer ready!
Peel your cloves, chop them up, and submerge every teaspoon of garlic in a teaspoon of olive oil. You can store these in an ice tray, and they freeze beautifully.
Cut them into small pieces or mash them, put them into a resealable bag or containers, and then they’re ready to put them in the freezer. However, their texture can change when you freeze them. So, make sure you freeze them for the purpose of using them as ingredients rather than just eating them raw.
Techniques for taking care of fruits can vary based on the fruit in question. You can make them into a puree and freeze them in an ice-cube, ready to make an instant smoothie later. Or freeze them in a vacuum sealed bag.
The texture of cheese can become crumbly after freezing, so make sure you plan to cook it straight after thawing. You can cut your cheese into chunks, or even grate it, as long as you place them in airtight bags just before putting them in the freezer.
Place your hummus in an airtight, resealable and then layer it on top with olive oil. This prevents the hummus from losing moisture. Hummus can expand when frozen so make sure to leave some space in the container, and consume within 4 months because the taste and texture can weaken quickly if left for too long.
Milk, like hummus, can expand when frozen, so store it in a large container before you freeze it. Although it may seem like the texture has changed when you thaw it, give it a while. Give it a mix and it will be ready to use. Make sure to use it up within 3 days of thawing it in the fridge.
While refrigerating frosting will make it last a few days, freezing it can stretch this up to several months. Provided it’s stored in a sealed and airtight container, you can whip it on top of your cupcakes whenever you need to.
Place your bread in one or two layers of resealable bags, and that’s it! They can last up to several months when you freeze them!
Can you think of any other foods you didn’t know you could freeze? Save food and freeze it for another day.