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  1. #1
    amandaF Guest

    Default Freezing bread

    Q1: How long can a store-bought wheat bread be kept in the fridge w/o
    affecting the nutrient content?

    Does freezing cooked food (especially of non-meat) reduce the nutrient
    content? I have only frozen raw meat, frozen dinner or pizza, and
    sometimes, boiled chickpeas or yellow split peas I use to make some
    dish.

    It doesn't look like I will get to using newly bought wheat breads - 2
    loafs, total 3 lbs - soon. How long can I keep them in the fridge
    unopened? Should I freeze them? I guess freezing won't change the
    quality of carbohydrate content, right? Or should I just eat wheat
    bread in all meals instead of freezing? The other starch I have are

    - more than half a loaf of Oro Wheat wheat bread
    - Roti (3 piece left)
    - Santa Rosa wheat Tortilla (almost the whole pkg left)
    - Corn tortilla (almost the whole pkg left)
    - Fresh French bread (not wheat) which I eventually put in the fridge
    (probably should make crouton out of it)
    - I have egg noodle - 1/4 of the pkg left, which is already boiled -
    that I must soon soon aside from left over fried egg noodle
    - Basmatic rice which I avoid eating because it is white, but I made
    beef curry last night and , I can't avoid completely because they just
    go together too well; Last night, I also made a vegetarian dish with
    yellow split peas, Indian eggplants, and okra that would go with rice.
    (Indian curries seems to preserve food better in the fridge)

    Q2: As you can see, unless I only eat wheat bread, my wheat breads are
    not getting get used up any time soon; I would hate to freeze but if I
    do, I want to know whether the affect of freezing on the nutrient
    content. Also, can I wait some times before freezing in case I get to
    using those? Or should I freeze now?

  2. #2
    Cindy Hamilton Guest

    Default Re: Freezing bread

    On Jul 14, 10:02*am, amandaF <amanda...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Q1: How long can a store-bought wheat bread be kept in the fridge w/o
    > affecting the nutrient content?
    >
    > Does freezing cooked food (especially of non-meat) reduce the nutrient
    > content? * I have only frozen raw meat, frozen dinner or pizza, and
    > sometimes, boiled chickpeas or yellow split peas I use to make some
    > dish.
    >
    > It doesn't look like I will get to using newly bought wheat breads - 2
    > loafs, total 3 lbs - soon. *How long can I keep them in the fridge
    > unopened? Should I freeze them? I guess freezing won't change the
    > quality of carbohydrate content, right? Or should I just eat wheat
    > bread in all meals instead of freezing? The other starch I have are
    >
    > - more than half *a loaf of Oro Wheat wheat bread
    > - Roti (3 piece left)
    > - Santa Rosa *wheat Tortilla (almost the whole pkg left)
    > - Corn tortilla (almost the whole pkg left)
    > - Fresh French bread (not wheat) which I eventually put in the fridge
    > (probably should make crouton out of it)
    > - I have egg noodle - 1/4 of the pkg left, which is already boiled -
    > that I must soon soon aside from left over fried egg noodle
    > - Basmatic rice which I avoid eating because it is white, but I made
    > beef curry last night and , I can't avoid completely because they just
    > go together too well; Last night, I also made a vegetarian dish with
    > yellow split peas, Indian eggplants, and okra that would go with rice.
    > (Indian curries seems to preserve food better in the fridge)
    >
    > Q2: As you can see, unless I only eat wheat bread, my wheat breads are
    > not getting get used up any time soon; I would hate to freeze but if I
    > do, I want to know whether the affect of freezing on the nutrient
    > content. Also, can I wait some times before freezing in case I get to
    > using those? Or should I freeze now?


    You worry too much about the nutrient content. Eat a broad range
    of healthful foods, blah blah blah.

    Cook's Illustrated recommends not waiting until the bread is stale
    before freezing. If you're an infreqent bread user, they recommend
    freezing immediately after purchase, and defrosting individual slices
    prior to use. That's what I do with wheat bread. My husband
    won't eat it, whereas I occasionally like a slice of wheat.

    Cindy Hamilton

  3. #3
    Zeppo Guest

    Default Re: Freezing bread

    > Q2: As you can see, unless I only eat wheat bread, my wheat breads are
    > not getting get used up any time soon; I would hate to freeze but if I
    > do, I want to know whether the affect of freezing on the nutrient
    > content. Also, can I wait some times before freezing in case I get to
    > using those? Or should I freeze now?


    Amanda,
    We've been freezing our sliced bread for years with no issues. We keep a
    loaf of multigrain (Milton's), a loaf of Potato and a loaf of White in the
    freezer and use them over several months. I've found a few 'orphans' (single
    end) in a bag at the bottom of the freezer whose 'sell by' date was 2 years
    previous. They were delicious.

    I also buy bagels a few dozen at a time, slice them and freeze them, too.
    Just pop them in the toaster to defrost or toast. These tend to get freezer
    burn if not used in 90 days or so.

    Jon



  4. #4
    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: Freezing bread

    I would say that freezing bread is not going to affect
    any macronutrients (starch, fiber, protein, calorie value) in the
    bread. It may degrade some vitamins such as those added
    to enriched flour. Most people in their diet do not rely on bread
    for these vitamins, but they are there to prevent public health
    crises like beriberi.

    Steve

  5. #5
    aem Guest

    Default Re: Freezing bread

    On Jul 14, 7:02*am, amandaF <amanda...@gmail.com> wrote:
    [snip]
    > It doesn't look like I will get to using newly bought wheat breads - 2
    > loafs, total 3 lbs - soon. *How long can I keep them in the fridge
    > unopened? Should I freeze them? I guess freezing won't change the
    > quality of carbohydrate content, right?


    Refrigerating bread does not work well. It retards mold by a few days
    but the price you pay is almost immediate staleness. In contrast,
    freezing bread works well as long as you don't use the microwave to
    thaw it. Just let it sit out for a few minutes or toast it. Frozen
    bread does not go stale and it keeps for months. If you know you
    won't eat the loaf in a few days, better to freeze it immediately.

    As to the effects on nutrition of freezing I don't know. I've always
    believed that a well-balanced diet takes care of that automatically.
    Seems to be working so far. -aem




  6. #6
    Hugh Guest

    Default Re: Freezing bread


    "amandaF" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Q1: How long can a store-bought wheat bread be kept in the fridge w/o
    > affecting the nutrient content?
    >
    > Does freezing cooked food (especially of non-meat) reduce the nutrient
    > content? I have only frozen raw meat, frozen dinner or pizza, and
    > sometimes, boiled chickpeas or yellow split peas I use to make some
    > dish.
    >
    > It doesn't look like I will get to using newly bought wheat breads - 2
    > loafs, total 3 lbs - soon. How long can I keep them in the fridge
    > unopened? Should I freeze them? I guess freezing won't change the
    > quality of carbohydrate content, right? Or should I just eat wheat
    > bread in all meals instead of freezing? The other starch I have are
    >
    > - more than half a loaf of Oro Wheat wheat bread
    > - Roti (3 piece left)
    > - Santa Rosa wheat Tortilla (almost the whole pkg left)
    > - Corn tortilla (almost the whole pkg left)
    > - Fresh French bread (not wheat) which I eventually put in the fridge
    > (probably should make crouton out of it)
    > - I have egg noodle - 1/4 of the pkg left, which is already boiled -
    > that I must soon soon aside from left over fried egg noodle
    > - Basmatic rice which I avoid eating because it is white, but I made
    > beef curry last night and , I can't avoid completely because they just
    > go together too well; Last night, I also made a vegetarian dish with
    > yellow split peas, Indian eggplants, and okra that would go with rice.
    > (Indian curries seems to preserve food better in the fridge)
    >
    > Q2: As you can see, unless I only eat wheat bread, my wheat breads are
    > not getting get used up any time soon; I would hate to freeze but if I
    > do, I want to know whether the affect of freezing on the nutrient
    > content. Also, can I wait some times before freezing in case I get to
    > using those? Or should I freeze now?
    >
    >

    I routinely freeze bread I don't eat the day I buy it. I wrap it tightly
    with Costco clingwrap[750' rolls are cheap. They even have a 3000' roll now]
    then with foil, and freeze it in a nonfrostfree freezer. This keeps all food
    products, including any meat or fish, from drying out. This works very
    successfully with baquettes.

    Hugh



  7. #7
    Miche Guest

    Default Re: Freezing bread

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    amandaF <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Q1: How long can a store-bought wheat bread be kept in the fridge w/o
    > affecting the nutrient content?


    I wouldn't keep any bread in the fridge. Does weird things to the
    texture.

    Miche

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  8. #8
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: Freezing bread

    Miche wrote on Tue, 15 Jul 2008 07:31:03 +1200:

    >> Q1: How long can a store-bought wheat bread be kept in the
    >> fridge w/o affecting the nutrient content?


    > I wouldn't keep any bread in the fridge. Does weird things to
    > the texture.


    You might not think it would but Afghan bread freezes well. It can be
    toasted without defrosting.

    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


  9. #9
    Billy Guest

    Default Re: Freezing bread

    On Mon, 14 Jul 2008 07:02:51 -0700 (PDT), amandaF
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Q2: As you can see, unless I only eat wheat bread, my wheat breads are
    >not getting get used up any time soon;


    Amanda....what compels you to ACQUIRE more bread products than you
    can consume in a three day period? STOP BUYING FOOD YOU CAN'T EAT!

    Bread can be frozen with good results. Wrap it and freeze....if you
    have a vac sealer, freeze the bread first and then vac pac.





  10. #10
    amandaF Guest

    Default Re: Freezing bread

    On Jul 14, 9:38 am, spop...@speedymail.org (Steve Pope) wrote:
    > I would say that freezing bread is not going to affect
    > any macronutrients (starch, fiber, protein, calorie value) in the
    > bread. It may degrade some vitamins such as those added
    > to enriched flour. Most people in their diet do not rely on bread
    > for these vitamins, but they are there to prevent public health
    > crises like beriberi.
    >
    > Steve


    I was thinking the same. i told myself that I am using wheat bread
    mainly for it's carbohydrate anyway. Now I am going to freeze those
    new loafs of bread. I bought too many but then I hate making a trip to
    the grocery store for just one item or two, especially with my car
    using premium gas. The price at the store near me are high and so
    I was grabbing those from a store near I went to take care of some
    things.

  11. #11
    amandaF Guest

    Default Re: Freezing bread

    On Jul 14, 10:02 am, aem <aem_ag...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > On Jul 14, 7:02 am, amandaF <amanda...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > [snip]
    >
    > > It doesn't look like I will get to using newly bought wheat breads - 2
    > > loafs, total 3 lbs - soon. How long can I keep them in the fridge
    > > unopened? Should I freeze them? I guess freezing won't change the
    > > quality of carbohydrate content, right?

    >
    > Refrigerating bread does not work well. It retards mold by a few days
    > but the price you pay is almost immediate staleness. In contrast,
    > freezing bread works well


    Encouraging to hear that.

    > as long as you don't use the microwave to thaw it.


    Thanks for this tips.

    > Just let it sit out for a few minutes or toast it. Frozen
    > bread does not go stale and it keeps for months. If you know you
    > won't eat the loaf in a few days, better to freeze it immediately.



    Yeah, I am liking Roti more for my meals as it makes feel good aside
    from tasting so good . I notice that it helps me sleep better if I
    eat my last meal in the day with some. last saturday night and
    Sunday night, I woke up a bit after 2 am and a around 5 hours feeling
    hungry and to the pont of not being able to sleep as I resist getting
    up to eat. I finally had to get up and eat as I didn't keep any food
    nearby and my sleep was disturbed up. Last night, I kept a boiled
    egg and a slice of bread w/ guacamole I had too much extra as my
    friend didn't show up) but unfortunately, the guacamole was bad when I
    needed to eat (after I woke up normal hours ) and I could only eat
    egg. Next time, I am going to keep the bread w/ almond butter which I
    didn't get last time since the machine at the grocery store was
    broken..

    > As to the effects on nutrition of freezing I don't know. I've always
    > believed that a well-balanced diet takes care of that automatically.
    > Seems to be working so far. -aem


    Well, due to my hypoglycemia, it has become necessary for me (more
    than before) to avoid/ limit certain things. I love fresh food. I was
    raised on it. It's very hard for me to enjoy frozen food. In fact, I
    used to hate bread sitting ithe fridge for more than a couple of
    days.




  12. #12
    amandaF Guest

    Default Re: Freezing bread

    On Jul 14, 10:13 am, "Hugh" <lgb...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > "amandaF" <amanda...@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]...
    >
    > > Q1: How long can a store-bought wheat bread be kept in the fridge w/o
    > > affecting the nutrient content?

    >
    > > Does freezing cooked food (especially of non-meat) reduce the nutrient
    > > content? I have only frozen raw meat, frozen dinner or pizza, and
    > > sometimes, boiled chickpeas or yellow split peas I use to make some
    > > dish.

    >
    > > It doesn't look like I will get to using newly bought wheat breads - 2
    > > loafs, total 3 lbs - soon. How long can I keep them in the fridge
    > > unopened? Should I freeze them? I guess freezing won't change the
    > > quality of carbohydrate content, right? Or should I just eat wheat
    > > bread in all meals instead of freezing? The other starch I have are

    >
    > > - more than half a loaf of Oro Wheat wheat bread
    > > - Roti (3 piece left)
    > > - Santa Rosa wheat Tortilla (almost the whole pkg left)
    > > - Corn tortilla (almost the whole pkg left)
    > > - Fresh French bread (not wheat) which I eventually put in the fridge
    > > (probably should make crouton out of it)
    > > - I have egg noodle - 1/4 of the pkg left, which is already boiled -
    > > that I must soon soon aside from left over fried egg noodle
    > > - Basmatic rice which I avoid eating because it is white, but I made
    > > beef curry last night and , I can't avoid completely because they just
    > > go together too well; Last night, I also made a vegetarian dish with
    > > yellow split peas, Indian eggplants, and okra that would go with rice.
    > > (Indian curries seems to preserve food better in the fridge)

    >
    > > Q2: As you can see, unless I only eat wheat bread, my wheat breads are
    > > not getting get used up any time soon; I would hate to freeze but if I
    > > do, I want to know whether the affect of freezing on the nutrient
    > > content. Also, can I wait some times before freezing in case I get to
    > > using those? Or should I freeze now?

    >
    > I routinely freeze bread I don't eat the day I buy it. I wrap it tightly
    > with Costco clingwrap[750' rolls are cheap. They even have a 3000' roll now]
    > then with foil, and freeze it in a nonfrostfree freezer.


    Thanks for the tips. I was wondering how I should wrap them.

    > This keeps all food
    > products, including any meat or fish, from drying out. This works very
    > successfully with baquettes.


    last time, I just threw in bread(hamburger buns) in zip lock back and
    then it looked not pleasing and I threw them away.
    >
    > Hugh



  13. #13
    amandaF Guest

    Default Re: Freezing bread

    On Jul 14, 2:21 pm, "James Silverton" <not.jim.silver...@verizon.not>
    wrote:
    > Miche wrote on Tue, 15 Jul 2008 07:31:03 +1200:
    >
    > >> Q1: How long can a store-bought wheat bread be kept in the
    > >> fridge w/o affecting the nutrient content?

    > > I wouldn't keep any bread in the fridge. Does weird things to
    > > the texture.

    >
    > You might not think it would but Afghan bread freezes well. It can be
    > toasted without defrosting.


    Really? I heard that Afghan bread are very good. An Afghan guy I
    met just bug his bread at an Afghan store near his place.It's not even
    expensive. Lucky him.

    >
    > --
    >
    > James Silverton
    > Potomac, Maryland
    >
    > Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not



  14. #14
    amandaF Guest

    Default Re: Freezing bread

    On Jul 14, 2:47 pm, Billy <Hereiam@hotmaildotcom> wrote:
    > On Mon, 14 Jul 2008 07:02:51 -0700 (PDT), amandaF
    >
    > <amanda...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > >Q2: As you can see, unless I only eat wheat bread, my wheat breads are
    > >not getting get used up any time soon;

    >
    > Amanda....what compels you to ACQUIRE more bread products than you
    > can consume in a three day period?


    Three days? I won't finish a loaf in 3 days unless I eat the same
    bread all day long. Back home, my family finish one loaf just in
    breakfast but I am alone here.

    >STOP BUYING FOOD YOU CAN'T EAT!

    When I am at the store, I just think about piling up so that I will
    have them when I need. I do admit this time, I went overboard but I
    was thinking to attempt freeing again e though.
    >
    > Bread can be frozen with good results. Wrap it and freeze....if you
    > have a vac sealer, freeze the bread first and then vac pac.


    I will freeze them tonight.





    >


  15. #15
    amandaF Guest

    Default Re: Freezing bread

    On Jul 14, 9:32 am, "Zeppo" <zepp...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > > Q2: As you can see, unless I only eat wheat bread, my wheat breads are
    > > not getting get used up any time soon; I would hate to freeze but if I
    > > do, I want to know whether the affect of freezing on the nutrient
    > > content. Also, can I wait some times before freezing in case I get to
    > > using those? Or should I freeze now?

    >
    > Amanda,
    > We've been freezing our sliced bread for years with no issues. We keep a
    > loaf of multigrain (Milton's), a loaf of Potato and a loaf of White in the
    > freezer and use them over several months. I've found a few 'orphans' (single
    > end) in a bag at the bottom of the freezer whose 'sell by' date was 2 years
    > previous. They were delicious.


    That is very encouraging news for me.

    >
    > I also buy bagels a few dozen at a time, slice them and freeze them, too.
    > Just pop them in the toaster to defrost or toast. These tend to get freezer
    > burn if not used in 90 days or so.
    >
    > Jon



  16. #16
    amandaF Guest

    Default Re: Freezing bread

    On Jul 14, 7:46 am, Cindy Hamilton <angelicapagane...@hotmail.com>
    wrote:
    > On Jul 14, 10:02 am, amandaF <amanda...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > Q1: How long can a store-bought wheat bread be kept in the fridge w/o
    > > affecting the nutrient content?

    >
    > > Does freezing cooked food (especially of non-meat) reduce the nutrient
    > > content? I have only frozen raw meat, frozen dinner or pizza, and
    > > sometimes, boiled chickpeas or yellow split peas I use to make some
    > > dish.

    >
    > > It doesn't look like I will get to using newly bought wheat breads - 2
    > > loafs, total 3 lbs - soon. How long can I keep them in the fridge
    > > unopened? Should I freeze them? I guess freezing won't change the
    > > quality of carbohydrate content, right? Or should I just eat wheat
    > > bread in all meals instead of freezing? The other starch I have are

    >
    > > - more than half a loaf of Oro Wheat wheat bread
    > > - Roti (3 piece left)
    > > - Santa Rosa wheat Tortilla (almost the whole pkg left)
    > > - Corn tortilla (almost the whole pkg left)
    > > - Fresh French bread (not wheat) which I eventually put in the fridge
    > > (probably should make crouton out of it)
    > > - I have egg noodle - 1/4 of the pkg left, which is already boiled -
    > > that I must soon soon aside from left over fried egg noodle
    > > - Basmatic rice which I avoid eating because it is white, but I made
    > > beef curry last night and , I can't avoid completely because they just
    > > go together too well; Last night, I also made a vegetarian dish with
    > > yellow split peas, Indian eggplants, and okra that would go with rice.
    > > (Indian curries seems to preserve food better in the fridge)

    >
    > > Q2: As you can see, unless I only eat wheat bread, my wheat breads are
    > > not getting get used up any time soon; I would hate to freeze but if I
    > > do, I want to know whether the affect of freezing on the nutrient
    > > content. Also, can I wait some times before freezing in case I get to
    > > using those? Or should I freeze now?

    >
    > You worry too much about the nutrient content. Eat a broad range
    > of healthful foods, blah blah blah.


    Only You'd understand on;ly if you are in my shoes..

    >
    > Cook's Illustrated recommends not waiting until the bread is stale
    > before freezing. If you're an infreqent bread user, they recommend
    > freezing immediately after purchase, and defrosting individual slices
    > prior to use.


    So, I just defrost what I need, not the whole loaf? Does that mean, I
    should split the loaf (may be to 3 groups) when freezing?


    > That's what I do with wheat bread. My husband
    > won't eat it, whereas I occasionally like a slice of wheat


    I like wheat bread but I am not creative what else to eat with wheat
    bread for meals. I use it for breakfast typically. To me, wheat bread
    is perfect for breakfast. That and egg. I usually eat (2 eggs - one
    yoke) though I only ate one egg this morning but I ate plenty of
    chicken and beef yesterday.

    One of these days, I am going to learn to make roti to the point where
    I can make it really fast. Then, I'll make a few at a time and limit
    my wheat bread buying . Roti tastes good even with tortilla. I use
    roti with fajita and it was better than with tortilla.
    >
    > Cindy Hamilton



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