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How Do We DIY Frozen Green and Red Peppers?

Nov. 22, 2021

Many people may not know that green peppers can actually be preserved frozen. Frozen green peppers retain their color, flavor and nutrients better, can be stored for a long time and are easy to eat.

There are peppers that can be frozen directly in their original state, but if you plan to use them for cooking after they are thawed, you should consider blanching them in boiling water for a while before freezing. Or frozen peppers will automatically thaw overnight if you move them to the freezer the day before. Thawed peppers are just as good as raw peppers and can be used in stir fries and on the grill.

If you don't have time, you can also cook them in the frozen state. When cooking in the frozen state, it is recommended to cook them slowly over low heat. Don't worry, their flavor is still there, fresh and delicious. Agrilinks is a professional supplier of frozen green and red peppers, we share some diy frozen pepper methods for you.

Frozen Yellow bell pepper slices

1,Prepare peppers

To use cooked green peppers. Cooked green peppers are dark green and have a firm texture. Use peppers that are as fresh as possible, not those that are light in color, have soft spots or other rotten spots.

Wash these peppers thoroughly, washing them in cold or lukewarm water.

Use your fingers to gently brush away any dirt that has adhered to the peppers. Then dry them with a clean kitchen towel.

Remove the seeds from the peppers and cut them into the slices you want. Remove as much of the stem and seeds as possible and cut the peppers in half. You can cut them into small squares, thin strips or into thin rings.

2, Blanch the peppers

You only need to blanch them in water if you plan to cook them after they have thawed.

If you plan to use the peppers in a fresh, raw, cold dish, don't blanch them. Skip the blanching step and go straight to the freezing step. Frozen peppers will be crisp when thawed.

However, blanching is a very important step if you plan to use the peppers in cooked dishes. Blanching removes the enzymes and bacteria that can destroy the nutrition, taste and color of the peppers over time. The advantage of blanching with water is that your peppers will retain their status and nutritional value longer in the freezer.

3 Freezing Peppers

Spread the peppers on a baking sheet. Arrange these peppers in slices or cloves. This way they will be in a single layer and will not overlap or become touchy. If the peppers touch while frozen, they will stick together. It will be difficult to separate them without thawing them first.

Freeze the whole tray of peppers. Place the whole tray of peppers in the freezer and don't take them out until they are frozen solid.

Transfer the peppers to a plastic bag or crisper. Take the frozen peppers from the baking dish and transfer them to a plastic bag or plastic box. Label the bag or plastic box with the date.

Frozen three-color pepper slices

Generally, large suppliers freeze the peppers below -35°C for 6 to 7 minutes, and once the central temperature of the product reaches -15°C, it can be weighed, graded and packaged. They are then placed in cold storage, where the freezing temperature should not exceed -18°C. Agrilinks' frozen diced peppers are produced in accordance with HACCP and Good Manufacturing Practice systems. They are cut, washed, sorted, blanched, cooled and individually quick-frozen. This is a natural product and contains no additives or preservatives. Size is 10*10mm or other sizes according to customer requirements. Taste: typical raw material without any odor. 

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