freezer burn


Definition of freezer burn

: light-colored spots developed in frozen foods as a result of surface evaporation and drying when inadequately wrapped or packaged

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Recent Examples on the Web More moisture, coupled with the cycles a self-defrosting freezer goes through, can cause freezer burn and wreak havoc on the texture of food. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "Frozen vegetables are so easy to cook with — and they’re much better than you think," 25 Oct. 2019 The only feasible option, in his opinion, for pets that will still look like your pet is freeze-dry taxidermy, which is essentially giving your pet’s body freezer burn to preserve it, Baratta explains. Jen A. Miller, SELF, "When My Dog Died, I Discovered a Thriving Pet Funeral Industry I Never Knew Existed," 9 Apr. 2019 Reserve Judgment Home vacuum sealing helps keep food fresh by taking out air, the main culprit in staleness and freezer burn. Good Housekeeping, "Rethink Your Food Storage," 10 Jan. 2011 Press a sheet of plastic against the ice cream to minimize risk of freezer burn, and seal the container. Amy Scattergood,, "Stella Parks' award-winning cookbook 'BraveTart' is as classic as its desserts," 18 May 2018 Keep in mind that freezer burn will do a number on the taste though. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "WATCH: Four Foods You Can Eat Past Their Expiration Dates," 12 Mar. 2018 The process is designed to eliminate the freezer burn that happens when ice cream is stored improperly or for too long. Robert Philpot, star-telegram, "Liquid-nitrogen ice cream shop Creamistry headed to Fort Worth | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 9 Jan. 2018 This process keeps the fruit and herbs from floating to the top, which can cause freezer burn., "Homemade is always better, try this vitamin water," 6 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of freezer burn

1926, in the meaning defined above

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14 Nov 2019

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“Freezer burn.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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