8 Foods You Should Never Freeze
Check out this slideshow to find out what leftovers can't survive a deep freeze.
Lettuce, Cucumbers, Celery, Onions, Sweet Peppers
What happens: These
veggies quickly lose their color, texture, and flavor in the freezer, according to the National Center for Home Food Preservation.
Cooked Pasta or Rice
What happens: No amount of marinara sauce can save the
mushy mess pasta becomes in the freezer.
Icings Made From Egg Whites; Cream Pies
What happens: It looses its
signature crispness unless you fry it again, which just adds extra fat.
What happens: Eggs in the shell will
burst and explode, while cooked egg whites become tough and rubbery.
What happens: Pepper, cloves, garlic, and some herbs tend to become
strong and bitter. Curry develops a musty off-flavor, and salt loses its flavor.
When you make enough soup to feed a family for months, you can just pop it into that time capsule we call a freezer.
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But not every leftover can survive that deep freeze. Frozen food stored at a constant 0 degrees will always be safe, the U.S. Department of Agriculture explains — but that doesn't mean it will always be palatable.
Check out the list in our slideshow above before you pop something in the freezer to avoid an icky surprise in a few weeks!
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