"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Feezing foods

Coupon Moms buy stuff by when its on sale and stock up, this cuts down on the cost of there weekly grocery bill. Allot of foods can be frozen but the question is which ones are safe to freeze and which ones are not. I did my research abd this is what I found. You can freeze almost any food. Some exceptions are canned food or eggs in shells. However, once the food (such as a ham) is out of the can, you may freeze it.While pasteurized milk can be frozen; it may separate or be slightly grainy when thawed. You can freeze milk altough it is not suggested, frozen milk works best for cooking, but you may find it's still okay for drinking.
Being able to freeze food and being pleased with the quality after defrosting are two different things. Foods that do not freeze well are mayonnaise, cream sauce and lettuce. Raw meat and poultry freeze well and maintain their quality longer than their cooked meat because it loses mosture during cooking.
Food stored constantly at 0 °F will always be safe. Only the quality suffers with lengthy freezer storage. Freezing keeps food safe by slowing the movement of molecules, causing microbes to enter a dormant stage. Freezing preserves food for extended periods because it prevents the growth of microorganisms that cause both food spoilage and foodborne illness.The freezing process itself does not destroy nutrients. In meat and poultry products, there is little change in nutrient value during freezer storage.
Proper packaging helps maintain quality and prevent "freezer burn." It is safe to freeze meat or poultry directly in its supermarket wrapping but this type of wrap is permeable to air. Unless you will be using the food in a month or two, overwrap these packages as you would any food for long-term storage using airtight heavy-duty foil, (freezer) plastic wrap or freezer paper, or place the package inside a (freezer) plastic bag. Use these materials or airtight freezer containers to repackage family packs into smaller amounts. It is not necessary to rinse meat and poultry before freezing.
This information is just some helpfull tips and should not be used as health advice,You should futher research what items you plan to freeze.
Happy Labor Day Weekend Yall!!!

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