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Products that absolutely can not be frozen


Source: Rambler

Not all products are able to withstand freezing. Some of them after the cold can lose their taste, color, and even become dangerous to health.

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By freezing this product, you not only do not prolong his life, but also ruin it, he writes Rambler. After freezing, pasta turns into a sticky mash. This happens regardless of their type and variety. Especially not to freeze them with the sauce. Because of the cold, it breaks down into ingredients.


If the sweetness is still melted, do not try to freeze it again. Firstly, because chocolate has already lost its shape, and secondly, in the cold it loses its taste and deteriorates. When stored in the refrigerator on it appears white bloom. Experts say that it can be eaten, but still this should be avoided.


This is not about the already prepared drink, but about granules or grains. Some lovers say that when stored in the freezer, it only improves its taste, but this is characteristic only of hermetic packaging. Already open coffee can not be frozen - it dampens and absorbs all extraneous odors, which are then revealed in the drink.

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Jelly and jelly

Yes, for the jelly to freeze, you need to freeze it a little. But the second time to put it in the freezer is impossible. Gelatin, by which these products are prepared, crystallizes. Because of this, all the dishes with him lose their shape, taste and do not look very attractive.

Dairy produce

Dairy products that cannot be frozen include yoghurt, cream and sour cream. In addition - soft cheeses and mayonnaise. These products lose their taste and stratify. And after defrosting become unsuitable for use. Therefore, they should not be put in the freezer.

Soft Cheese

Hard cheeses (cheddar, swiss and parmesan) are great for freezing. But cheese, cottage cheese and cream cheese should not be stored in the freezer.

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Fried ready meals

Roasted chicken wings or sausages become limp after freezing and lose their flavor. In addition - the crisp disappears. Finished dinners after the first defrost also should not be put in the freezer again, this will contribute to the growth of bacteria. Repeated freezing can be hazardous to health. If you re-lay the product in the freezer, the bacteria will not only survive, but also multiply strongly.

Fruits and vegetables with high water content

Watermelon, apples, potatoes, cucumbers, radishes, lettuce and other vegetables and fruits will lose their shape and taste after they thaw. Therefore, it is better to eat them immediately or invent another type of storage. Raw potatoes will darken in the freezer, so it is best to keep it in a dark and cool place. But the cooked potatoes can be frozen without any problems.

Thawed meat

If you dragged the meat out of the freezer and thawed it, you cannot freeze it a second time. In meat that has already been thawed, bacteria begin to multiply and must be destroyed by heat treatment. If you again put such meat in the freezer, there is a risk that the microorganisms will continue to multiply.

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Canned food

Canned food is not meant to be frozen. It is best to store them in the pantry. But if you need to freeze the contents of canned food, then you can put it in a sealed container or a special package for freezing.

Eggs in the shell

Scrambled eggs, pre-peeled, can be safely put in the freezer and stored there for up to 12 months. But boiled eggs or eggs in the shell - it is impossible.


Gravy, dressings, and sauces that use flour or cornstarch will stratify during frosts.

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