Unlike some vegetables, it is necessary to blanch fresh carrots briefly before freezing them. The blanching process helps to break down enzymes that can cause the carrots to lose nutrients when frozen. This also helps ca... More »

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To freeze fresh asparagus, first blanch it in boiling water or by steaming, then place it in ice water to stop the cooking process. After blanching, place the asparagus in freezer bags or containers labeled with the date... More »

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Fresh, ripe blueberries freeze well if you wash them, spread them in a single layer on parchment paper on a baking sheet, freeze until solid and then transfer them to an airtight freezer container, according to MarthaSte... More »

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To freeze fresh broccoli, wash it in cold water, split it into florets if necessary, and boil the florets briefly. Immediately after boiling, the florets need to be immersed in ice water to stop the boiling process. The ... More »

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When you freeze fresh fruit, you preserve its color and flavor, stopping the ripening process when the fruit is at its best. However, freezing affects fruits’ texture, breaking down and softening meats because water expa... More »

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To freeze collard greens, first rinse them thoroughly with cold water; roughly chop them if desired. Next, boil a large pot of water. When the water is boiling, add the greens, using a spoon or tongs to make sure the gre... More »

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To freeze fresh, uncooked butternut squash, you need to peel it, cut it into chunks, and cook it before placing it in the freezer. Boiling is the fastest way to cook the squash chunks. Butternut squash does not freeze we... More »