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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Sprout View Post
    Thanks I shall be trying this rather than pickling. Any reason why you wouldn't bag in batches then freeze? Does it not work so well if they're bunched up together? Thanks
    Just seen this SS. I freeze them loose otherwise they tend to stick together when frozen. It makes it easier to separate when getting them out of the bag.
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    I've frozen individual sized portions then once frozen put them in a bigger bag so an induvidual portion snaps off each time. Doesn't always work though.

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    I have a glut of these too. I’ve been blanching and it’s a pain in the neck. Going to try just freezing them after reading this.

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    My beans are never blanched. I sort them take off the tops but not the tails, pop them in a bag and freeze them. I cook them in a steamer. Delicious. Perhaps someone can tell me why they are supposed to be blanched.
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    It's supposed to stop them deteriorating in longterm storage.

    Blanching (scalding vegetables in boiling water or steam for a short time) is a must for almost all vegetables to be frozen. It stops enzyme actions which can cause loss of flavor, color and texture. Blanching cleanses the surface of dirt and organisms, brightens the color and helps retard loss of vitamins.

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