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Freezing Leafy Vegetables


Vegetables are best eaten fresh. However, often when in season, there are too much to finish. This blog shows how to freeze leafy vegetables.

Freezing Swiss Chard

It is very simple to freeze leafy vegetables using a process called Blanching. Once frozen, they can be kept in freezers for up to 10 months.

Fresh Swiss chard in alotmentWashed Swiss chard
Fill a large pan with the vegetable, pour in boiling water and then cook. When the pan just starts to boil, turn once. Continue cooking until the pan starts to boil again. Immediately take out the vegetable, drain and then submerge into cold water to cool the vegetable down. Hand squeeze as much water out as you can. Finally put into a freezer.

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