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Freezing silver beet?

Posted by Doris 
Doris
Freezing silver beet?
March 10, 2005 03:58AM
Does anyone know if I can freeze silver beet or not? If yes how should I do this?
Thanks & Regards,
Doris
Re: Freezing silver beet?
March 10, 2005 04:33AM
Oh yes it can be frozen you just have to blanch it first
Re: Freezing silver beet?
March 10, 2005 04:34AM
Oh yes it can be frozen you just have to blanch it first and then I recommend that you drain it very well.

Re: Freezing silver beet?
November 05, 2009 02:07AM
can you tell me how long to blanch it for????
Re: Freezing silver beet?
November 05, 2009 03:00PM
You probably need to just dunk it reasonably quickly in boiling water.
Re: Freezing silver beet?
November 06, 2009 04:03AM
Throws me back to baby food days and ice cube trays full of pureed silver-beet waiting to be mixed into mashed kumara [shudder]...

Hopefully your freezer experiments won't be anything like that!! smiling smiley

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Re: Freezing silver beet?
November 06, 2009 03:53PM
Actually, thinking about it, the leaves would require only a quick dunk but the stalks would need a bit longer.
Re: Freezing silver beet?
November 06, 2009 04:23PM
You could freeze it- after blaching- but the question is really should you freeze it? It can be grown year round in much of the country, in fact it's the one vegetable I always have on the go.
Dont be affraid to compost your excess or feed it to the chooks if you have some (they go totally crazy for it), its just so much better fresh from the garden.
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