Diverse speculations and statements that try to convince us that the presence of frozen foods in our menu is healthy persist. According to some studies, these products are useful because they are frozen before they lose their nutritional value.
But let's not forget that most of the fresh products commercially available travel for a long time from the manufacturer to the end user and the quality of their taste is questionable.
Although imports and exports of fruit are mature enough and you can find your favorite fruit in the food chain outside its current season, the taste is different. If you still want to freeze fruits at home, here are some tips:
Suitable for freezing are all ripe but not overripe fruits. They can be eaten immediately after thawing or used as an ingredient in sauces, jellies, jams, juice, or as a filling and decorations for cakes.
You have to know in advance what the fruit will be for later, because this affects their way of freezing - with sugar or without sugar. Fruits in syrup retain their color and flavor even after freezing.
To make syrup, in 1 liter of water, add 540 grams of sugar.
If you want to use soft fruits such as strawberries and raspberries to decorate the cake or cakes, arrange them on a plate (or tray) to be frozen in advance for 1-2 hours, so it will retain its shape. After this procedure, it is ready for packaging.
For fruit without sugar are the most suitable plastic bags and the fruits in syrup - plastic containers.
Not to be unpleasantly surprised, use only top quality products and follow strict rules for freezing. It is important to allocate adequate food portions and wrap them well to prevent them from drying out.
Select packaging materials that are flexible, odorless and impermeable to air and moisture. It should also be resistant to acids and oils.
Freeze products in the freezer in the places with the lowest temperature. Frozen products must not come into contact with fresh ones.
Comply strictly with the terms of the storage and consume the fruits as soon as they thaw. In no case should you refreeze them in the form of cooked dishes.