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How To Freeze Mashed Vegetable

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Freezing Mashed VegetablesFreezing is one of the best methods to preserve both fresh as well as mashed vegetables. This method not only increases the shelf-life of the vegetables, but also makes its utilization easy. Seasonal vegetables can also be cooked, mashed and then stored in order to enjoy its nutritional and culinary benefits for a longer duration. Scroll down to know the methods of freezing mashed vegetables.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


  • Muffin Tray Method:


Things Needed:


  • Mashed vegetables

  • Small scoop

  • Muffin tray

  • Ziploc freezer bags

  • Permanent markers


Directions:


  • After the mashed vegetables are prepared, allow them to reach room temperature.

  • Using small scoops and fill the muffin trays with the mashed vegetables.

  • Place the muffin trays into the freezer and allow the contents to freeze for approximately 2 hours till the mashed vegetables reaches a solid state.

  • Transfer the frozen mashed vegetable servings to a ziploc freezer bag.

  • Write the date and number of servings on the ziploc bags using the permanent marker and freeze them again.

  • These frozen portions can be stored for a minimum of two months and can be used whenever required.


 


  • Baggy Rack Method:


Things Needed:


  • Mashed Vegetables

  • Ziploc freezer bags (preferably quart size)

  • Measuring cup

  • Baggy racks

  • Permanent markers


 


Directions:


  • After the mashed vegetables are prepared, allow them to reach room temperature.

  • Use baggy racks to hold the freezer bags.

  • Fill the bags with measured quantities of mashed vegetables (preferably 2 cups).

  • Flatten them and ensure that there is no air inside it before zip locking and leave a half inch header space before sealing it.

  • Label them with date and amount of mashed vegetable inside.

  • Freeze them until they turn hard.


 


Most of the vegetables remain good from 12 to 18 months at 0 degree celcius or lower. Longer storage will not make the food unfit for use, but may impair its quality. So it is always better to use the frozen & mashed vegetables at the earliest.


 


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