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Offline Tiffany

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freezing pears?
« on: September 02, 2012, 02:27:36 AM »
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  • Our local food bank puts out food they cannot give away to "Take At Your Own Risk" every few hours. Thursday they had pears. I cut out the rotting parts and per the internet instructions  :reporter: I boiled them in sugar water. They are cooling now.
    I am going to freeze them in gallon sized zip locks. I don't have ascorbic acid though. Do you think they will freeze OK? Will they just be brown? I do have some OJ concentrate, should I add that?

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    « Reply #1 on: September 02, 2012, 03:06:00 AM »
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  • I don't know what to tell you.  I don't think OJ would help.


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    « Reply #2 on: September 02, 2012, 03:13:13 AM »
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  • I'll save my OJ then. :) Thank you!

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    « Reply #3 on: September 02, 2012, 03:19:21 AM »
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    I'll save my OJ then. :) Thank you!


    Concentrate might help, since it's Vit C you're after.  However, I  have to wonder  if OJ concentrate pales in comparison to adding *straight* ascorbic.

    Would need the Vit C content to tell for sure.

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    « Reply #4 on: September 02, 2012, 03:54:01 AM »
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  • Thank you! :) I just drained the sugar water and froze them without the OJ.


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    « Reply #5 on: September 02, 2012, 04:16:50 AM »
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    Our local food bank puts out food they cannot give away to "Take At Your Own Risk" every few hours. Thursday they had pears. I cut out the rotting parts and per the internet instructions  :reporter: I boiled them in sugar water. They are cooling now.
    I am going to freeze them in gallon sized zip locks. I don't have ascorbic acid though. Do you think they will freeze OK? Will they just be brown? I do have some OJ concentrate, should I add that?


    Tiffany, what is the ascorbic acid for? It is a form of Vit C so is it for nutritional value? I don't see why the pears in syrup would go brown if you freeze them.

    If I had a windfall of such pears I would cook and bottle them in sterilised airtight glass containers, as I do with other surplus fruit and my tomato sauce. Then they don't need any refrigeration.  I have a very small fridge with an very small freezer compartment.

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    « Reply #6 on: September 02, 2012, 04:56:49 PM »
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  • We always freeze without the ascorbic acid because of a family allergy. There is no problem with leaving it out.  You might get a bit of browning,  

    Our soup kitchen got a boatload of tomatoes and cherry tomatoes this week. We were giving out stuff for fresh salsa and chow chow.  
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    « Reply #7 on: September 02, 2012, 05:01:16 PM »
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  • Quote from: Loriann
    We always freeze without the ascorbic acid because of a family allergy. There is no problem with leaving it out.  You might get a bit of browning,  

    Our soup kitchen got a boatload of tomatoes and cherry tomatoes this week. We were giving out stuff for fresh salsa and chow chow.  


    How can anyone be allergic to ascrobic acid? That's Vit C. That's impossible.


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    « Reply #8 on: September 02, 2012, 05:12:42 PM »
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    We always freeze without the ascorbic acid because of a family allergy. There is no problem with leaving it out.  You might get a bit of browning,  

    Our soup kitchen got a boatload of tomatoes and cherry tomatoes this week. We were giving out stuff for fresh salsa and chow chow.  


    How can anyone be allergic to ascrobic acid? That's Vit C. That's impossible.


    Sigh...goodness,are saying I am lying? Ascorbic acid is a synthetic form of vitamin C  and often causes hives on the tongue and other reactions.

    http://www.livestrong.com/article/485015-ascorbic-acid-vitamin-c-allergies/
    I am not alone, for the father is with me.


     

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