Q. What foods are not recommended for freezing?
A. According to the University of Illinois Extension Service, some foods deteriorate almost to the point of being unusable after being frozen and thawed.
They may be perfectly safe to eat or use, but freezing food can change the texture or physical structure of some foods so that they may not be able to be used in the same way as fresh. Some may still be used for cooking, and some may not be usable at all upon thawing.
The University of Illinois Extension Service has developed a list of foods that probably should not be stored in the freezer as well as the reasons why:
|Food||Result of Freezing|
|Cheese in blocks||Crumbles|
|Cooked egg white||Crumbles|
|Cottage cheese||Cream pies||Custards||Watery|
|Eggs||Gravy||Green onions, tomatoes||Lettuce||Watery, limp|
|Mayonnaise, milk, milk sauces, sour cream, yogurt||