If you are someone who buys food in bulk or just wants to store the leftovers for some later time, freezing it would be the obvious choice. However, while you can safely freeze the majority of the food we eat, certain things will lose their taste, texture, and freshness when stored in the freezer.
Here are the foods you should avoid freezing:
1. Products that contain cream
Creamy foods such as sour cream, yoghurt, and dips will split when frozen and then thawed. To keep the consistency of these products as it should be, avoid freeze them!
Since cornstarch or flour is used to thicken the gravy, it, too, will split when frozen. Have your gravy while it’s hot!
3. Whole Eggs
You should never freeze a whole (still in shell) eggs!
4. Soft Cheeses
Although harder cheeses such as cheddar or parmesan are fine to freeze, soft cheeses like cream cheese, goat cheese or ricotta should never be frozen.
5. Cooked Pasta
If youve ever tried to warm up an old frozen pasta, you would have noticed how soggy it gets once warmed up. If you must freeze pasta, ensure its cooked al dente(only 3 min).
6. Water-Based Fruits & Veggies
High water content fruits or vegetables such as cucumbers, watermelons, celery, etc, will go very soggy when frozen and thawed.
7. Fried Foods
I’ve never been able not to eat fried food until it’s finished, so I can’t understand why anyone would want to freeze it. Nevertheless, fried food also turns very soggy when warmed up.
Technically milk can be frozen, but it tends to become lumpy when thawed.
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