My turkey is freezer-burned. What can I do?
Freezer burn, or moisture loss, usually appears as fuzzy, grayish-white spots on the food surface. Although it toughens food and causes off-flavors, it isn't harmful. There is nothing you can do to reverse the process. Using moist-heat cookery or covering meat with some type of sauce may minimize the effects of freezer burn.
Remember that freezer burn can be prevented by use of moisture-vapor-proof freezer wrap and by storing foods for the proper length of time - about six months for poultry.
Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional
Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009