Is freezer-burned food dangerous?

If you love home cooking, you probably utilise your freezer to store leftover soups, stews, breads, and fruits and vegetables.

Modern freezers can increase the shelf life of many of our favourite meals and products, including frozen fruit, unsalted butter, entire fowl, and steaks.

Whether you're completing a freezer inventory and see that certain dishes or components have ice crystals, you may question if they're safe to consume.


Kitchn defines freezer burn as food losing moisture in the freezer.

All frozen food loses moisture, but it may be minimised by carefully wrapping and packaging it.

As air enters, moisture escapes, causing icy and discoloured surfaces. Freezer-burned food is safe to eat despite its appearance.

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