When the time comes that an emergency leaves you wondering where to obtain fresh food, knowing the skills of how to freeze fresh fruit will be a handy skill to have at your fingertips. Freezing is one of the easiest methods of preserving foods.
Following the guidelines in this circular will help ensure that your frozen fruits remain nutritious and high in quality. Most fruits can be frozen satisfactorily, but the quality of the frozen product will vary with the kind of fruit, stage of maturity and type of pack. Select fruits with a firm texture and well-developed flavor and then treat them with respect. Wash small quantities (2 to 3 quarts) at a time to avoid bruising. Wash through several changes of cold water, lifting produce out of the water each time so that dirt will not settle back on the fruit. Do not let produce soak.
This clearly written 8 page document with illustrations will walk you through the basics of knowing how to freeze fresh fruit that anyone can follow. If you follow the directions in this guide you will find that you can safely and easily freeze fresh fruit to ensure a good quantity of it in the future.
- Preventing discoloration
- Choosing a pack
- Freezer storage life
- Thawing fruits
- Preparation of fruits for freezing