UCCE Master Food Preservers of Yolo County
University of California
UCCE Master Food Preservers of Yolo County

Refrigerate and Freeze

Frozen Vegetables

Cold temperatures slow the rate of food spoilage. Freezing extends the shelf life of food for up to a year and retains much of the flavor and nutritive value.

Our first tip on refrigerators and freezers is to make sure they are keeping your products cold enough.  Use a refrigerator/freezer thermometer--it is printed with the correct cold zones for both.  Refrigerators should be no warmer than 40º F.  Freezers should be 0º F or less.  Food storage life drops quickly at warmer temperatures.

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Selected Recipes

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