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Freeze Food Without Plastic

By April 27, 2018No Comments

Let’s get rid of those horrible Ziploc bags and throw away plastic containers and try a far greener way of dealing with food preservation.

It may be the easy solution to chuck the leftovers in a plastic sealable bag but there are other options out there that will stop you feeling that guilt when you throw that plastic into the trash after using it once.

The easiest, chemical free and exceptionally hygienic solution is glass. Glass is great for freezing. All you need to remember is that glass needs to be thick enough to last in the freezer. Mason jars are perfect and companies like Pyrex make freezer-proof glass containers.

Buying your food in glass too means you can reuse those jars for other food storage later. Some freezer burn can occur if there are large amounts of extra air in your glass container after it has been filled, but you can just add ½ inch of water on top of the frozen contents to prevent this. Also ,remember expansion during freezing will occur, so don’t fill your glass containers to the absolute top.

Surprisingly, metal is a great option too. Metal ice cube trays, muffin tins, or bread tins can be used to freeze smaller quantities of food; then transfer the frozen food to a container or wrap well for longer-term storage.

Lastly, try container free! Many fruits don’t need packaging of any kind in the freezer, such as tomatoes, bananas, and peaches. Even better, their skins will slip off easily once thawed!