Don’t let freezer burn suck the flavor out of your food

Aug 02, 2017
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Don’t let freezer burn suck the flavor out of your food

by Kim

Odds are that you’ve heard of freezer burn. But understanding how freezer burn works can make it easier to prevent.

When you put your food in the freezer, the water molecules in it form ice crystals. If the temperature in the freezer changes, the molecules move to the colder part of the food item. That means the other parts of the food item become dehydrated. And that causes the flavors to deteriorate.

Your food’s still safe to eat. It just won’t taste as good as a similar food without freezer burn.

So here are a few tips to help you prevent freezer burn.

Keep it constant.

Hand opening freezer door

It’s important to keep your freezer temperature as constant as possible. Don’t put hot food into the freezer; cool your food in the fridge first. It’s also important to not open the freezer more than you need. Plan ahead, and pull all items out of the freezer you need at once.

Go below zero.

Making sure your freezer temperature is below 0 degrees will greatly reduce your chances of freezer burn.  

Pack it tight.

Frozen food in plastic bag

Make sure you package food tightly. Remove all the air in the container, and use packaging intended for the freezer.

Use it or lose it.

Food containers with dates

Eat your frozen food in a timely manner. Write the date that you put the item in the freezer on the package so you can keep track of how long something’s been in there.

call us if you need help.

These simple steps will keep you from having to throw out food, thus wasting money.

And as always, if you try all these tips but freezer burn’s still a problem, don’t hesitate to contact Service Guard.

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