BACK IN ;;;;, a fur trader named Clarence
Birdseye found that fish frozen right after
being caught tasted as good as fresh when
later thawed and cooked. Thus was invented
the quick freezing method used today in
March is National Frozen Food Month,
so it’s a great time to think about the benefits of frozen foods. They can be as healthy
as fresh foods because they’re frozen immediately after being picked or harvested,
which keeps their original vitamins and
nutrients intact. Also, frozen foods spend
their lives in the freezer, where they remain
uncontaminated by outside elements.
Here are some tips on how to freeze
fruits and vegetables, as listed on Allrecipes
• Freeze fruits and veggies when they’re at
their peak of freshness.
• Blanch vegetables first, then submerge
in ice water. Dry thoroughly.
• Store in heavyweight, airtight containers
or freezer bags, and remove as much air
as possible from the bags.
• Vegetables that hold up well to cooking
(corn, peas) generally freeze well, too.
• Store frozen fruits for about a year; vegetables, about ;; months. (Stored longer,
the quality may decline.)—Bill Urlevich
for easy eats
Costco carries many fresh fruits and
vegetables suitable for freezing. If you
don’t feel like freezing your own, you’ll ;nd
a wide variety of frozen items at Costco.
Kirkland Signature Organic
Blueberries: While fresh organic
blueberries are a treat, their frozen
counterparts are equally nutritious and
even more versatile for smoothies,
desserts, recipes and snacks.
Item #815544. Selection
varies by location.
With no preservatives or additives,
these strawberries are individually
quick-frozen to preserve quality and
freshness. Keep this healthy product
on hand for smoothies, desserts
and snacks. Item #904984.
Selection varies by location.
WAREHOUSE ONLY | AVAILABLE NOW
Trident The Ultimate
Whole ;llets of
Alaskan pollock are
wrapped in crispy
panko breading to make
;sh sticks the whole
family will love.
Kirkland Signature™ Wild Alaskan
Sockeye Salmon: Harvested from the pristine
waters of the North Paci;c and Non-GMO
Project veri;ed, this salmon is deeply colored, all
natural and bursting with ;avor. 1.073 mg
omega- 3 per serving. Item #221177.
Kirkland Signature Tilapia Loins:
This lake-grown tilapia is raised free
from antibiotics, and is low in calories
and high in protein. Healthy and
delicious. Item #417370.
FOR YOUR TABLE