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Is it safe to eat frozen sweet potatoes?

Asked by TheSpiderWeb (144points) 1 week ago

The diced potatoes were blanched before we froze them but all this info about food poisoning is causing me to be in a state of paranoia.

So is it safe to eat?

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zenvelo's avatar

Yes, it will be safe. Just reheat them, don’t try to eat them frozen!

What is “all this info about food poisoning”? There have not been any new or different food safety concerns recently. Reheating cooked vegetables that were frozen is not a significant source of food safety concerns.

AshlynM's avatar

I wouldn’t eat them frozen. I don’t know how safe it is to eat frozen food.

snowberry's avatar

The only way it would be a problem is if the vegetables were contaminated before they were frozen in the first place. If that’s the case, you may have a bigger problem, because how were they contaminated to begin with?

So as a general rule of thumb is you wash raw vegetables before preparing your meals. Some vegetables and most fruits will freeze just fine without parboiling. You want to parboil your vegetables before freezing to keep the taste and the nutrition right.

Refreezing is all right also but the nutrition may go down depending on a lot of other factors.

snowberry's avatar

There’s also nothing wrong with eating frozen food, right out of the package either. When my kids were little I would put frozen peas on their high chair tray and told them they were green ice cubes. They absolutely loved them, as did I when I was a child. It’s a great way to get little kids to eat their veggies.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

If it was safe to eat when it went into the freezer, it is safe to eat them now. I would roast them a little on a baking sheet. Mmmmm.

marinelife's avatar

Yes, certainly should be.

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PedroWebster's avatar

I dont feel eating frozen sweet potato is a good choice to make. As it would not be a good choice and might make you fall ill.

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