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Why should the amount of unfrozen food placed in a freezer at one time be limited?


Unfrozen food should freeze within 24 hours. Overloading slows down the rate of freezing. Foods that freeze too slowly may lose quality or spoil. The recommended amount of food to be frozen at one time is one-tenth the capacity of the freezer, or no more than 3 pounds per cubic foot of freezer space.    

          

 

Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
 

 

 

 

Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009

 

 

 


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