These foods when taken out, thawed and cooked would lack the freshness
Here is how long some regular foods last in the freezer as suggested by Dr. Sharma. Some of these are shocking!1. Eggs
should not be stored in the freezer. Also, do not store hard-cooked eggs in the freezer as they may not freeze well.2. Fresh poultry and meat
Fresh whole raw chicken
stays for about one year in a freezer while fresh chicken in parts can stay up to nine months. Meat; from steaks to chops and roasts can stay from 4 to 6 months in the freezer. Meat; from steaks to chops and roasts can stay from 4 to 6 months in the freezer
3. Cooked poultry and meat leftovers
Fried chicken can thrive till about four months, chicken curries with pieces can stay up to three months and chicken nuggets or patties can stay till two months. Cooked mutton can also stay up to three months.4. Soups and cooked vegetable curry
Vegetable or meat added soups or stews can stay up to 2-3 months in a freezer and not more than 3-4 days in a refrigerator. Cooked vegetable curries if stored properly can stay up to three months.5. Fruits
If you are freezing fresh fruits
, remember they can stay up to four months, however, there is a chance, they may lose the taste or flavour completely. If you are freezing fresh fruits, remember they can stay up to four months6. Beans and peas
Peas can be stored for 3-4 months, while beans can be kept for about two months.
7. Ice cream
Ice creams can be stored for about two months; however, it is generally advised that you should consume it within a few days after opening the pack, considering it is a dairy product and it may get infected with bacteria causing stomach problems. Ice creams can be stored for about two months
All these foods should be stored in proper containers along with a label mentioning the date you kept them in the freezer so as to keep a tab on their expiry. It is generally recommended that you must try not to consume foods that have been stored for more than a month.