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    Question Freezing berries?

    I have always frozen berries unwashed -- then I rinse them well before using. Is this how you do it? Or do you wash/rinse them first and then freeze? Doesn't that cause the berries to become too soft and/or "mushy"?

    Opinions, please! Thanks!

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    I have frozen unwashed and read several places that it is best to do it that way.

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    I'd done the unwashed bit with no problem, then I read that it was OK to wash. I tried washing the berries this summer, and they are freezing just fine.

    Note: these are blueberries. I haven't tried it with raspberries or strawberries, but would let them dry thoroughly before I did so.
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    Cool

    I never wash any type of berries that I freeze. Somehow I vision soggy berries and I haven't suffered from not washing.
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    Mamasue,
    Then you rinse the frozen berries before using?
    If that's a "DUUUUH!!!!!!" - please forgive!!!
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    If that's a "DUUUUH!!!!!!" - please forgive!!!

    It's a "DUUUUH!!!!"

    I rinse berries before I use them, after I thaw them, whether or not they were rinsed before freezing.
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    i wash first... let them dry on paper towels. then freeze them on a cookie sheet single layer.. then after frozen put them in freezer bags

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