Freezing food is a great way to prolong its lifespan, but it doesn’t always work. Certain foods won’t reap the benefits of being frozen, and these five fall under that category.
High Water Content Foods
Fruits and veggies with high water content don’t belong inside your freezer. If you’ve ever tried putting cucumbers inside your freezer, you know how soggy they can get, and other bean sprouts and radishes are pretty much the same.
There are several different ways you can freeze eggs, but you shouldn’t do it if they’re still in their shells because they may crack in your freezer.
Mayonnaise and other egg-based sauces simply won’t taste the same after being defrosted. Their ingredients will separate and curdle, changing their texture, so it’s a waste to put them in a freezer.
Lettuce and other salad greens are best not frozen. Once they defrost, you’ll be left with a mushy mess and their texture will no longer be as crunchy and refreshing as it used to.
Hard cheeses can be frozen without drastically changing their texture, but the same can’t be said about soft varieties. The freezing process will make them too watery, so it’s better to buy them in smaller amounts and leave them out of your freezer.