Pulling some frozen foods from the freezer can often yield a very quick, easy, and nutritious meal. With a little planning, you can have a freezer full of all your favorites to eat all winter long. Whether you want to freeze veggies, berries, meats, fish, or leftovers, there is some basic information you will want to know.
First, always select the best possible products. Choose the freshest, bestquality, and just mature vegetables when harvesting from your garden as they usually have the best taste. You want to collect fruits and berries when they are fully ripened, but not overripe. If you are purchasing your produce, make sure to taste before you buy. Get as much information on the produce, including where it was grown and how long since it was harvested. Fruits and vegetables can lose a majority of their nutrients in the first few hours after harvesting if they are not cooled and stored properly. Remember, if you choose the best fruits and veggies to start with, you will be eating a healthy, good-quality product later on.