What causes freezer burn?
How can I tell if meat has freezer burn?
Freezer burn is just the food being dehydrated. Most meat will change color, and it becomes very obvious if you defrost it. It's not unsafe: just yucky.
Leaving foods unwrapped or directly exposed to the air in your freezer/refridgerator will contribute greatly to freezer burn - try to put leftovers in containers or wrap them to ward against freezer burn :)
I love buttermilk pancakes. Being able to make them on the weekends for breakfast at a later date is just a bonus (like Eggo without the preservatives). I'm just not sure how long they last for in the freezer, as in, if they will ever get freezer-burn like meat does. I store them in individual ziploc bags for easy retrieval.
We received some extremely hot peppers of some sort in our CSA bin. They're a light green color and look like under-ripe habaneros, and we can't for the life of us figure out what kind of pepper they are. My dad used to tell me that eating spicy things would "put hair on my chest," but I think these peppers would burn the hair right off of my body, given the chance. Since I'm not the biggest fan of deathly spicy peppers, we're considering roasting them to reduce their heat to something similar to the peppers we normally use. I'm curious what happens to the capsaicin content of the pepper
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Items placed in my freezer take on an awful flavor that tastes a lot like freezer burn, even ice cubes. If I put items in the freezer over-night and it isn't tightly covered, this problem occurs. With the ice cubes I can rinse them off to eliminate the bad flavor, but I'd prefer to find the root cause and fix it. Any ideas/suggestions are quite welcome.
can get damp in the fridge. I heard the freezer is good, but I thought the same could happen… How about this: I was thinking of bagging the beans in portions of the amount I'll use each day. Putting the bags in the plastic box, and putting that in the freezer. Then each day I'd take out a portion of beans to defrost ready to grind the next day. I would use cheap bags, not freezer bags. The idea
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and/or freezer for at least a couple of hours. I am not worried about the fruit or vegetables but I am also picking up some meat (specifically ground beef, round steak and pork tenderloin). The meat will be completely frozen upon pickup. My question is will the meat still be good if I get home a couple hours later? In addition could I put the meat in the freezer or must I put it in the fridge and it eat within X days. Also are there any signs I should watch? For example if meat is still cold to touch and is firm I can still put it in the freezer with no problems. Thank you
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