Some products must be stored exclusively in the freezer. Freezing will not only protect them from spoilage and will help you save money, but also preserve maximum nutrients in the products.
Below is a list of 15 products that you can and maybe even need to store in the freezer.
1. Nuts and nutmeal
Due to the fact that these products contain a lot of oil, they quickly become rancid. They are best kept in the freezer if you do not plan to use them in cooking immediately after purchase. You can freeze peanuts, walnuts, pecans, cashews, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts and almonds. Nuts can be either peeled or unpeeled. Just wrap them in a plastic bag and put them in the freezer.
Finely chop rosemary, oregano, sage or thyme. Put the herbs in the ice pan, add extra virgin olive oil and put everything in the freezer overnight. Then the resulting pieces of ice can be removed from the mold, put in a plastic bag and sent back to the freezer. If necessary, you can get one cube, put in a pan and melt over low heat, then fry something in a pan. Cubes can be added to stews and soups.
Freezing ginger is very simple. Wrap unpeeled pieces of ginger in cling film and place in the freezer. When necessary, just remove and scrape them with a knife. Frozen ginger can be put in soups, tea and other dishes.
Do not be afraid to freeze it. At room temperature it defrosts very quickly. Cut the bacon into slices and wrap each in parchment or baking paper, then place in a plastic container and put in the freezer. If you need to finely chop the bacon for a dish, it will be more convenient to do this if the meat is frozen.
You can stock up on oil for future use and put it in the freezer for storage. Put packs of oil in a plastic bag first to prevent the formation of an unpleasant odor.
6. Ripe bananas
It is useful to hold bananas in a very ripe form in the freezer before using them in various dishes. Put them in bags, after squeezing all the air out of the bags. Do not put bananas all in one bag. It is important that they do not touch each other. Then they can be removed, directly frozen to grind in a blender, add yogurt, and you get a banana-creamy cocktail. And you can defrost. To do this, they must be kept at room temperature for about an hour, after which it can be used in the preparation of banana bread or in other baked goods.
Strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries are best frozen. These berries have a lot of nutrients, and they are best stored in the freezer. Put the berries on a baking sheet and put in the freezer overnight. After that, they can be put in a bag or plastic container and put back in the freezer. Frozen berries can be added to smoothies, yogurts or cereals, thawed and used for baking.
Frozen grapes are a very good snack. Wash the berries, dry them, put on a baking sheet and freeze for several hours. After this, the berries can be eaten immediately or continue to be stored in a freezer in a plastic container.
9. Bread and bakery products
When freezing bread, you must first hold it in the refrigerator so that it cools down. Then wrap it in polyethylene and place it in the freezer. Bread can be stored and a little toasted. You can also freeze any pastries bought or cooked for the future, from buns to cakes.
If you are a lover of this drink, we suggest you make coffee ice cubes. Brew coffee, pour it into an ice mold and place in the freezer. Then it will be possible to add cubes to a freshly brewed drink for cooling or ice coffee.
11. Citrus Juice
Squeeze the juice from lemon, lime or orange and freeze it in the form of cubes in the form. Such cubes can then be put in iced tea or lemonade, and also used in recipes that require the presence of lemon, lime or orange juice.
12. Milk and yogurt
You can buy milk just like butter, for the future and freeze it. Just pour it into a plastic container, but not to the very top, then put it to freeze. When defrosting, milk must first be refrigerated. If its texture has become too grainy after freezing, it can be added to unfrozen milk. As for yogurt, most recipes require it in very small quantities. Therefore, much to freeze it to nothing. Pour a spoon into each recess of the ice mold and place the mold in the freezer overnight. The next day, remove the cubes of frozen yogurt from the mold, put them in a bag and put them in the freezer again. When defrosting, as well as milk, first you need to put the yogurt in the refrigerator, and then take it out completely.
13. Frozen Pasta
To prevent cooked pasta from sticking together, it is better to put them in the freezer first. To defrost them, you can then put them in the microwave or just pour hot sauce.
14. Boiled rice and other cereals
With them, the same thing can happen with heating as with pasta. Therefore, after cooking, rice and cereals must be cooled, put in a plastic container and put in the freezer. It is necessary to defrost almost the same way in the microwave or with the addition of a small amount of water in the pan.
15. Homemade chocolate or plain cookies
Shortbread cookies in the freezer will be better preserved. Immediately after baking, completely cool the cookies, put them in a bag or container with a lid and place in the freezer. When defrosting, first put in the refrigerator, and then take it out. True, you can try to eat frozen cookies. Chocolate is especially delicious in this form.