Definition of quick-freeze in English:



[with object]
  • Freeze (food) rapidly so as to preserve its nutritional value.

    ‘food is quick-frozen at 10 degrees below zero’
    • ‘Carriere Foods is a Canadian company specializing in the production of quick-frozen and canned fruits and vegetables.’
    • ‘The company relies instead on a world supply of quick-frozen fish that is more readily available and cheaper than the local supply.’
    • ‘‘Our line of products is richer and fuller than it has ever been before,’ Boynton says, noting the addition of block products to Leprino's stalwart individually quick-frozen shreds line.’
    • ‘This individual quick-freezing process locks in the cheese's flavor at its peak, Reidy explains.’
    • ‘If you want just a few berries at a time or plan on using your harvest for making preserves later, individually quick-freeze them.’
    • ‘It was a period where the AACC stopped teaching their basic cooks how to kill and pluck a chickens and gone were the days of shelling wheat bags of fresh peas, deep freezers were issued and so were frozen chickens and quick-frozen peas.’
    • ‘While they can still be used for juice or purée, the crumbly fruit brings only about one-fourth the price per pound that growers get for fresh or individually quick-frozen fruit.’
    • ‘They can be perfectly combined with in shell Brazil nuts (shelled by hand, because the nuts are massively shelled through the use of either heat or quick-freezing, which also originates ‘dirty’ protein), for on-the-go.’
    conserve, bottle, tin, can, pot, chill, freeze, freeze-dry, dry, desiccate, dehydrate
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