In many cases we need to freeze our vegetables to preserve the nutrition and can reduce the nitrate level.With the price of fresh produce soaring and continued studies on the dangers of pesticides, growth formula and food-borne illnesses, And we may buy many kinds of vegetables from our trusted store at one time, But if we do not preserve the buying vegetables, it will reduce many harmful substances such as high level of nitrate, so you’ll know how to freeze your fresh garden vegetables to keep in their nutrients and protect your healthy eatting.
Here is the video guides on How to Freeze Fresh Vegetables from ehow.
Guides on freezing vegetables
1. Wash and sort the vegetables. Remove stems and any bruised or off-color parts.
2. Cut or chop the vegetables into usable pieces. For example, slice carrots ¼ inch thick and cut cauliflower into 1 inch cubes.
3. Boil one gallon of water per pound of vegetables you plan to blanch at a time. Fill the cooling pans with ice cubes and cold water.
4. Lower the colander or net bag into the boiling water. The blanching time for each type of vegetable begins once the water has returned to a boil. Cover the pot and boil the vegetables until the timer rings.
5. Remove the colander from the pot using potholders and carefully place the vegetables into the ice water. Refill the colander with another batch of vegetables to blanch and cool. Change the boiling water if it becomes cloudy.
6. Place cooled vegetables back in the colander and allow them to drain thoroughly. Any excess water will form ice crystals.
7. Pack the vegetables into a freezing container and close the lid tightly. Label the container with the contents and the date. Freeze the container.
To check your vegetables is safe or not, you can use our Greentest nitrate tester, especially you are making food for your baby.