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Why can't you freeze green beans without blanching them?

Have you tried doing it yourself or is this something that you have read?


Asked by marchar2002 at 6:16 PM on Aug. 23, 2010 in Food & Drink

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Answers (5)
  • By boiling vegetables briefly, chilling them in ice water, then reheating them slowly, blanching preserves texture, color and flavor.

    Answer by specialwingz at 6:20 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • There are enzymes in food that cause chemical changes that can affect taste and texture. Enzymes can cause an off-color frozen veggie and destroy the flavor if they're not inactivated before freezing. Blanching is the easiest way to do this.

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 6:32 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • Have you ever eaten un-blanched frozen green beans? Yeah, it's just not right. Blanching is a necessity.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:46 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • i never blanched before so another bump for

    Answer by mekarevell at 6:45 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • i wish u luck

    Answer by regian19832002 at 1:21 AM on Aug. 24, 2010