quick-freez|ing

quick-freez|ing
quick-freez|ing «KWIHK FREE zihng», noun.
a process in which food is subjected to rapid freezing before storage at freezing temperatures, in order to prevent the formation of ice crystals which damage the cells of some foods and cause them to leak their natural fluids during defrosting: »

Quick-freezing might be considered to be any process that freezes food fast enough to prevent spoilage and that causes a minimum change in food cells (John T. Nickerson).


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