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Old 01-02-2009, 10:23 AM
 
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Default Is Refrozen Broccoli o.k.?

I reciently disconnected my fridge accidently and when i realised this the next day all my frozen broccoli was thawed (6 bags) so when i turned the fridge back on i refroze them again instead of tossing them as i hate to waste money.

I know you can't do that for meat but do you think refreezing the brocolli is fine ?

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Old 01-02-2009, 10:37 AM
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I reciently disconnected my fridge accidently and when i realised this the next day all my frozen broccoli was thawed (6 bags) so when i turned the fridge back on i refroze them again instead of tossing them as i hate to waste money.

I know you can't do that for meat but do you think refreezing the brocolli is fine ?

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If the bags where your broccoli still has crystals then you can refrease it, if it thawed out completely, then you have to pitch it out.
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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I'm of the school "rather be safe than sorry". I would toss it.
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:06 AM
 
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O.K. Thanks for the advice ECG and Lacey !! I wasn't 100% sure about broccoli having bacteria when thawed as i'll toss the bags .

Thanks again !!!

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Old 01-02-2009, 08:54 PM
 
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It's probably not going to poison you.

But it might change the taste. Frozen broccoli at the store is flash frozen at extreme temps for smaller ice crystals and better taste.
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Old 01-02-2009, 09:08 PM
 
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I'm with Lacey.... better safe than sorry.... not worth getting sick.....
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Old 01-02-2009, 09:43 PM
 
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Do you think Americans are getting too worried about food going bad?

In my grandmother's day, they made food and let it sit out on the stove all day.
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:14 AM
 
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Do you think Americans are getting too worried about food going bad?

In my grandmother's day, they made food and let it sit out on the stove all day.
maybe.... But I have sick enough to lean a lesson or two....
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:48 AM
 
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It's really highly unlikely that defrosting broccoli in sealed bags would spoil in a matter of hours. Look at broccoli sitting out at practically room temperature at your grocery store. If you're worried, don't eat it raw..lol. It will, however, have a mushier texture when you go to cook it because freezing causes the water in the cellular structures to become razor sharp, puncturing the cellular walls and causing them to collapse. That's why the more you freeze, thaw, and re-freeze food, and so on, the more erm..interesting, the texture becomes.
If it was my broccoli, it would find itself made into a nice soup or something.
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:56 AM
 
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Just to say thanks again to all who replied .

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