Certain foodstuffs you should not freeze!!

6 October, 2022
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Certain foodstuffs you should not freeze!!

Russian nutritionist, Dr. Mariat Mukhina, announced that some foodstuffs are not suitable for freezing, because the freezing process destroys the vitamins they contain.

She notes that many freeze various seasonal fruits, fruits and vegetables for the winter. But not all food can be preserved at a negative temperature. Because the composition of some of them changes. For example, after freezing, leafy vegetables lose vitamins and antioxidants.


"It is not recommended to freeze leafy vegetables and herbs, because it causes the destruction of chlorophyll and the loss of vitamins and antioxidants, and only dietary fiber will remain," she says. She adds: The freezing process negatively affects the nutritional value of vegetables that contain a high percentage of water. "It is not recommended to freeze vegetables that contain water, such as cucumbers, tomatoes and zucchini, because they become like poison after thawing, and lose their strength and elasticity," she says. The specialist points out that materials rich in proteins can change their properties after freezing as well.


“During the freezing process, the protein bonds are broken, and the protein is denatured,” she says. It is also not recommended to freeze fermented dairy products, because after freezing they practically lose most of their beneficial properties.”


According to her, cold reduces the activity of polyunsaturated fatty acids in almonds, peanuts and hazelnuts. That is, this liqueur loses its quality after freezing.


She adds: It is not recommended to freeze cheese and bananas as well.


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