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Tag: Blanching Vegetables

Blanching Vegetables for Freezing

Blanching vegetables, before freezing or canning, helps retain the flavor, color and texture. Blanching is the process of scalding vegetables in boiling water, steam or microwaving. It cleanses the surface, kills organisms, and helps stop the loss of vitamins. It also wilts and softens vegetables, making them easier for packing when canning. However, the time it takes to blanch vegetables is very important. Under-blanching vegetables can cause enzymes on the(…)

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