How do you maintain summer veggies’ quality in the freezer? The trick is to vacuum seal them.
Vacuuming slows down freezer burn and keeps foods at their best while in their frozen state. You could, of course, buy a vacuum sealer. But you can also do it yourself with the help of ordinary kitchen gadgets.
One way is to use a plastic straw to suck out as much air as you can. Here’s how:
Press out as much air from the bag as possible by hand. Insert the straw in a corner of the bag and seal the bag around it.Suck the air through the straw until you see the bag collapse around the contents of the bag.While still maintaining suction — gently but deliberately pull out the straw. Immediately seal the rest of the bag.
The other way is to submerge the bag in a bowl of water and then seal it up. The pressure of the water will push the air out of the bag. Don’t forget to dry your bag before freezing.
Once you’re produce is sealed nicely, you can then store them away in the freezer. Click here for instructions on to keep your local produce fresh longer.