Tomato sauce to Noodles: These foods just shouldn’t go into the freezer
First Published 17, Sep 2020, 2:30 PM
By mistake we stock many food items into the freezer. There are some items, however, you shouldn’t keep in your freezer.
Noodles: Drop the idea of freezing noodles. Noodles will turn way too soft after defrosting. If you like noodles, buy only as many packs that you will use soon.
Rice: Like pasta, freezing cooked rice is never a good idea. It becomes mushy and flavourless.
Mayonnaise: Freezing makes mayo go from creamy to ropy. If you don't want a spread that has the texture of cottage cheese on your sandwich, opt out of putting your jar in the freezer.
Fried items and snacks: Fried items like pakoda, bajji and other snacks are crunchy when first prepared, but lose texture considerably within minutes after it goes into the freezer. Besides, it is not good for health if stored at such low temperature and eaten after.
Cheese: Freezing cheese changes its texture. Some cheeses become mealy while others turn heavy and dense.
Tomato sauce: Never defrost tomato sauce as it will turn messy. Tomato paste, water and vinegar that are mixed to make sauce will separate and turn messy when stocked
Potatoes: Raw potatoes can turn chapped when frozen. If you really want to freeze them, cook them first and store them in containers meant for freezer storage.
Fresh fruits: Ignore the suggestion to freeze fresh fruits. Stocking them in the fridge will change their structure, taste and bring down their nutritional value. You can probably achieve good results with dry fruits.