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Ask Tufts Experts July 2007 Issue

Q: We always have a bounty of fresh fruit—more than we can eat before it goes bad. Is it possible to freeze fresh fruit without adding sugar?

Answer :  Healthletter recipe consultant Patsy Jamieson replies: “To freeze fresh fruit without sugar, peel and pit, if necessary, or rinse and pat dry. Slice or cut fruit into bite-sized pieces. Spread on a tray, cover and freeze until solid. Transfer to a plastic food storage bag, remove air from bag, seal and label. Freeze for up to eight months. To prevent peaches, bananas and mangos from turning brown, coat with lemon juice or an anti-browning…

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