Freezing foods?

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  1. woodacre

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    Very quick question i have look ed at the FAQSand did not see anythingon this, i have a tendency to buy food in bulkand cook food the same way, but have been getting mixed opinions on the benefits/negatives of freezing foods, am i losing alot by freezing foods or is an ok thingt do? many types of food i freeze are raw meat and fish, i dont buy frozen veg again i am unsure on the value of frozen veg when i can easily get fresh veg daily and god even grow some of my own!
     
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    Freezing meats and seafood isn't an issue, there is little to no nutritional loss/change when freezing these protiens. It's the veggies you need to watch out for, but you already stated that you buy fresh. So, no worries.
     
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    is it not true that when you freeze them you are increasing the water content in them?
     
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    I've heard that before, because of the water crystallization. Thing is, it's the method in wich you defrost you protiens that causes said problem. I am not sure what they are called, but I have this defroster plate that I had bought at a barbeque equipment store. It's ****l, it's got slots along it on one side. The idea is that you place your protien on it, and the slots let air under it, so it defrosts almost twice as fast, but not forced, like in a microwave. air is better than heat to defrost, IMHO. I let a steak or something sit on there for about 8 min (it would take longer in a microwave) and there is little to no water there, due to it evaporating. I am no expert on this, it's just the way I do it.
     
  5. Wally Champ

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    Only things I freeze cooked are chicken breasts and LGB.
     
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    lean ground beef
     
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    d'oh, I should have figured that out, thanks for clearing that up for me though.
     
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    Even if it is true, which I don't know one way or the other, is it really gonna hurt you to consume a little more water?
     
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    I buy ready frozen food all the time. I always mix and match what I eat so if I didn't I'd be always throwing food away (something I can't afford at the best of times).
     
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    Frozen veggies aren't inherently bad. In many cases they're actually picked closer to ripeness than fresh veggies because they are less perishable during shipping. Just a thought as I pass through a forum I don't really belong in...


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    like peas
     
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    Thank you alton. yes, like peas. and berries, and many vegetables... not that berries are a vegetable...
     
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    What about corn?
     
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    corn is a grass... next question!
     
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    Never knew corn was a grass....thanks for the heads up. is that why it's not completely digestible?
     
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    spinach?
     
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    No, many plants contain non-soluble fiber. Corn just happens to have it in a very recognizable pattern. we lack proper enzymes to break that down, but it's still important in terms of a colonic broom.
     
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    I never used to believe the whole 'it doesn't get digested' stuff until I started eating it regularly
     

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