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Did you want to know how to freeze peaches?
It's not as hard as some would lead you to believe: in fact all that is necessary is a little preparation. If you freeze peaches they will be there for you whenever you require them. Use them chopped and mixed with salads, or try them soaked in champagne with a little cream: delicious, whatever way you choose to eat them.
BuyingOnce picked off the tree, peaches do not ripen successfully, so it's best when you are buying to look for the ripe ones. A peach should be firm but should have a little give in it when touched. Unless you are making chutney don't freeze peaches if they look greenish and, like all fruit, avoid the ones with bruising.
Health BenefitsIt's true to say that some of the nutrition is lost in freezing; however peaches are a good source of vitamin A, B and C. If you have a big freezer you might want to know how to freeze peaches and other fruits such as strawberries blueberries tomatoes
Peaches and NectarinesHave you ever wondered what the difference is between a peach and a nectarine? The truth is : nothing much. The only difference is the skin. A peach has a fuzzy skin and a nectarine smooth. Some people are allergic to the skin of a peach, making a rash appear around their mouth. If this is a problem to you, then the smooth skin of the nectarine is the answer. To freeze peaches is no different to freezing nectarines.
How to freeze peaches You will need:
1. Peel the peach using a vegetable peeler.
- a vegetable peeler
- a bowl
- a knife
- freezer bags
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 cups water
- a little lemon juice
2. Stone the fruit by slicing through the skin to the stone on both sides of the fruit.
3. Now give the two halves a twist in opposite directions pulling gently until the sides fall open. Lever the stone out.
4. Cut the peaches into slices.
5. Put the slices into a bowl.
6. Add a little lemon juice to stop them discolouring.
7. Take 2 cups of sugar to 4 cups of water and boil until the sugar has dissolved.
8. Take a freezer bag and put enough peaches into bag until it's a quarter full.
9. Cover the peaches with the liquid until they are covered and no more.
10. Seal the bag and place in your freezer. Leave until required.
11. To defrost take out of the freezer and place in your refrigerator until thawed.
Fruit juice can be used instead of sugar, boiled in water, if preferred.
Now you know how to freeze peaches you can enjoy them at any time.
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