Jul 26, 2021
As gardeners continue to bring in this year’s harvest, a Kansas State University food scientist says when you’ve run out of friends and neighbors faster than fruits and vegetables, it’s time to think about food preservation – and freezing is one of the most effective methods. However, after harvesting fruits and vegetables, Karen Blakeslee, who is also coordinator of the university’s Rapid Response Center, says there is a lot of science behind how food freezes that can affect the quality of the final product.
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