Storing and Preparing Frozen Vegetables

  • Do not thaw or rinse frozen food before cooking.
  • Never thaw and then refreeze frozen foods.
  • Check the temperature of your refrigerator, freezer and cool room regularly. Freezer temperature should be no warmer than -18°C.
  • Frozen foods keep at -18°C, but for peak quality should be used within the recommended use-by date.
  • Cook frozen vegetables in as little water as possible, to keep maximum vitamin and nutritional value. Or cook in the microwave – there’s no need to add water unless the quantity of vegetables being cooked is very large.
  • Steaming and stir-frying are also excellent cooking methods for frozen vegetables and like microwaving these help retain maximum nutrient values.