Guide to Freezing Fruit for Year-Round Enjoyment

Article published at: Apr 14, 2024 Article author: Durbl-Megan Article tag: How to
Guide to Freezing Fruit for Year-Round Enjoyment
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Enjoying the rich flavors of summer fruits doesn't have to end when the season does. With Durbl's easy steps, you can freeze your favorite fruits and savor them all year long. Here's how to lock in that fresh, just-picked taste with our eco-friendly approach.

Step 1: Choose Your Fruit
Select ripe, seasonal fruits from your local market. Look for produce that’s slightly overripe which is ideal for freezing and usually offered at a discount. These fruits pack more flavor and are perfect for your freezer.

Step 2: Prepare and Pack
Before freezing, wash your fruits thoroughly, pat them dry, and prepare them by removing pits, cores, and stems. Slice fruits that require it, although small berries and grapes can be frozen whole. This preparation ensures that your fruits freeze individually and don't clump together.

Step 3: Flash Freeze
Spread your prepared fruit on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or eco-friendly parchment paper. Arrange them in a single layer to prevent pieces from sticking together. Place the tray in the freezer for a few hours until the fruit pieces are completely frozen.

Step 4: Store in Durbl Containers
Once frozen, transfer your fruits into Durbl's reusable silicone bags or containers. These materials are designed to be freezer-safe, helping to prevent freezer burn and maintain freshness. Press out as much air as possible before sealing to keep your fruits in prime condition.

Step 5: Enjoy Year-Round
Frozen fruit can last in your freezer for up to eight months without losing taste or nutritional value. When you’re ready to use them, incorporate the frozen fruits directly into smoothies, baked goods, or defrost them for a natural sweet treat.

Defrosting Tips:
To thaw, simply transfer the desired amount of fruit from your Durbl container to the refrigerator overnight or submerge the sealed bag in cold water for quick thawing. Remember, once thawed, the fruit is best used in cooked dishes or smoothies as freezing can alter textures.

Why Choose to Freeze?
Freezing fruit on your own not only supports local farmers and reduces your carbon footprint, but it also allows you to avoid the excess packaging that often comes with store-bought frozen fruits. With Durbl, you're choosing a sustainable way to enjoy the fruits of your labor—literally!
Through these simple steps, freezing fruit becomes an easy, environmentally friendly way to extend the bounty of summer. Grab your Durbl gear and start preserving the natural goodness of your favorite fruits today! Follow us on social media for more tips and tricks on sustainable living with @thisisdurbl.

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