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To help reduce my expenses, I started freezing food which usually goes off before I eat it all. It works well for bread, when you need to eat it, you just put it in the toaster for a minute. I tried it with lettuce (which always goes off before I eat it) and spinach but when I thawed it off it turned into a pile of soggy sludge. Happened with both the lettuce and the spinach so I'm guessing this kinda will happen with all leafy vegetables. Is there any way to prevent frozen lettuce from turning to sludge?
Also, is it just leafy vegetables that get destroyed when frozen or are there other vegetables I should avoid freezing? Tomatoes go off pretty quickly so I'd be better off freezing them.
yes blanching leafy veggies before freezing is optimal and what is done in the industry. High water content fruits and veggies in general don't freeze well unless you use liquid nitrogen. Tomatoes don't freeze well, better to can it if you want to preserve it.
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