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Radegast 08-05-2012 06:05 PM

Does dried fruit benefit from freezing?
I understand that freezing fruit to rupture it a little really helps with flavor extraction during winemaking. I was planning a dried fruit wine (Amazon has good deals on dried cranberries!), and I was wondering if it would help to put dried fruit in the freezer beforehand? I assume there's not enough water left to make a big difference, but I wanted to check since it's a pretty easy step anyhow. Sorry if this has been answered, but I searched and could not find a discussion on this issue.

novalou 08-05-2012 11:39 PM

No water to freeze....

david_42 08-06-2012 01:16 AM

Not no water, but not enough to make a difference. On the other hand, the drying process will also rupture the cells.

Radegast 08-06-2012 01:50 AM

Good to know. I guess I can skip the freezing. Thanks.

worksnorth 08-06-2012 01:55 AM

Yep skip the freezing, but it is a real good way to store dried fruit for stinkin ever!!! Even though it last nearly forever just out on the counter.

stover123 12-06-2012 06:12 AM

According to me Freeze drying is a form of food dehydration, only rather than slowly cooking out the water, food is frozen then warmed slightly to extract the water.

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