Is it possible to freeze radish in a freezer for the winter
Already in May, fresh radish from the beds pleases with its bright fruits, fresh, spicy taste and healthy composition, helping to cope with the accumulated breakdown and vitamin deficiency. Fans of this vegetable would love to enjoy it in the cold season. The article will discuss whether radishes can be frozen at home.
Selection and preparation of radishes for freezing
Unfortunately, the freezing of vegetables in the freezer, so popular among housewives in recent years, will not make it possible to enjoy the taste of radish throughout the winter. Like salad, it does not tolerate normal freezing in a domestic refrigerator.
Important! It is possible to freeze a vegetable while preserving the taste and beneficial properties only in industrial freezers. The fruits, peeled and cut in half, are placed at a temperature of –40 ° C, leaving for 10 minutes. Then they can be placed in an ordinary freezer.
This root crop consists of more than 90% water, which in an ordinary freezer at a temperature of –6 ...– 24 ° C is transformed into crystals, changing the structure of the vegetable to such an extent that when defrosting it leaves only a skin filled with water.
- Red Giant;
- Autumn giant.
Their large and dense fruits are better than all others subject to long-term conservation. The following describes the method of storing radishes in the refrigerator.
How to freeze radish for the winter fresh in the fridge
As already mentioned, freezing extremely negatively affects the quality of the vegetable. The methods of placing in the refrigerator in sealed bags or banks filled with water do not justify themselves.
The maximum saving period when using these methods is from 10 days to one and a half months, so even before the onset of the winter period, the root crop will already be unusable.
To be able to diversify the New Year's table with radish dishes, it is best to use the method described below.
Important! Wash fruits before placing them in a container is not recommended, moisture can ruin the product.
In addition to the product, large-fruited radishes of late varieties, only pure sand is required. You can replace it with sawdust.
The storage preparation algorithm includes the following actions:
- Peel the fruits of leaves and roots.
- Sand slightly moisten.
- Put the fruits in a container for preserving vegetables, pouring each layer of sand.
- Place the container on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator.
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Terms and features of storage
The method described above is the closest to storage in a cellar or basement and will help to save fruits up to 2–2.5 months, although it should be noted that the closer to the end of this period, the vegetables will become stiffer and fibrous.
Fruits also require periodic inspection and rejection of spoiled and damaged ones.
Do you know ? The largest radish weighing 10 kg, listed in the Guinness Book of Records, was grown in 2009 in Israel.
If there is no cellar or basement in the house, you can try the option of storage in the refrigerator, discussed in the article.