How to freeze food

Freezing food is a great way to avoid wastage. It’s important to freeze food properly, to keep it fresh and high quality for when you come to use it.

Here are some tips:

  1. Put on a label reminding you when you froze that food
  2. Use sealed packaging to properly close up the food
  3. Wait until the food has completely cooled down (if cooked) before freezing
  4. Portion up the food in smaller parts for faster freezing

Vegetables can be frozen and kept from 3 to 6 months. Fruit from 8-12 months, Meat from 2 weeks to one year, depending which one (e.g. a steak for one year, wurstel for 2 weeks), Fish until 3 months.

Before cooking, make sure the food is completely defrosted.

Greenwich Pantry offers courses on preserving and fermentation where you can find out more about other methods of preserving food.

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