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We stock up on vitamins in the summer: how to freeze fruits and berries properly



Have you heard the old Russian proverb “Prepare the sleigh in the summer and the cart in the winter”? Of course, we will not cook the sleigh, but we will stock up on berries for future use, because this is a storehouse of useful vitamins and minerals, which a person lacks so much in the cold season. How to freeze correctly, which ones to choose and how to use berries and fruits in the future, writes

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At first glance, it seems that everything is elementary - the berries need to be folded into a bag and sent to the freezer. But in fact, there are nuances, non-observance of which can turn beautiful and juicy berries into a crumpled, unusable slurry. To avoid this nuisance, follow these simple instructions:

  1. Rinse well and sort through the berries.
  2. Be sure to dry them on a towel! It is because of the excess water that the berries stick together in one lump.
  3. Pour the berries into a freezing tray or a baking sheet covered with parchment. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  4. After freezing, place the berries in a plastic container or zip bag.

Berries frozen in this way will be crumbly and will easily separate from each other. The shelf life of vitamin reserves is up to 10-12 months. True, it is recommended to use them as soon as possible, because it is from long-term storage in frozen form that fruits and berries lose their beneficial properties.

Let's find out which berries are best frozen. Let's talk about the beneficial properties of some of them.


Strawberries contain a large amount of vitamin C and B vitamins, so you can definitely not worry about seasonal vitamin deficiency with it. In addition, this berry is rich in various minerals: iron, potassium, magnesium, manganese.

But the best part is that you can cook a lot of delicious dishes from strawberries! We shared the simplest and most interesting recipes earlier.

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Black currant

Blackcurrant is another storehouse of vitamin C, as well as vitamins B1, B2, B6, B9, E, D, P and K. The berry boasts a high content of organic acids and minerals (magnesium, silver, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, iron and other).

Teas and decoctions using blackcurrant help cleanse the liver and kidneys, treat respiratory diseases, and reduce inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract.


One of the most popular "grandmother's recipes" is hot tea with raspberries. We are sure that you have been treated with this yummy during a cold or flu. The use of berries for these purposes is fully justified, because it has a large number of useful substances: vitamins A, C, PP, B vitamins, beta-sitosterol, organic acids and minerals.


Choosing berries for freezing, many bypass gooseberries, and in vain. It may not be as tasty as sweet strawberries or raspberries, but it is rich in vitamins C, P, pectin and iron, has a beneficial effect on the functioning of the digestive tract, has a diuretic effect and helps in the fight against influenza.


Blackberries contain a full range of nutrients and drugs, including sucrose, glucose, fructose, organic acids, vitamins and minerals. In folk medicine, blackberries are used to improve blood composition, increase immunity and prevent disease.

Blackberries are useful for diabetics. The juice from the berries is excellent in the treatment of bronchitis, pharyngitis, tracheitis and tonsillitis, has a tonic and calming effect.

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Blueberries are a low-calorie dietary product that is recommended for obese people. 100 grams of this berry contains only 39 kcal. And it also has a huge amount of useful substances: B vitamins, vitamins A, C, and PP, calcium, phosphorus, iron.

Blueberries have a number of unique properties. For example, it protects against the effects of radioactive radiation, normalizes the functioning of the heart, intestines and pancreas, and slows down the aging of nerve cells. In addition, regular consumption of these berries helps to improve vision and even restore it!

We think this is enough for you to understand - all berries are incredibly healthy! By adding them to your diet, you are doing yourself a huge favor. Eat fruits and berries every day, and then you are guaranteed energy and well-being for a long time.

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