15/10/2015 12:23 BST | Updated 15/10/2015 12:59 BST

Foods You Should Never Put In The Freezer

We have a lot of time for freezers because they preserve food for aeons. Well, a lot longer than your fridge, at any rate.

But there are certain types of food that you definitely shouldn't put in your freezer.

Here are some of them:

:: Cheese - soft cheeses like Brie and goat's cheese separate when frozen and thawed. This ruins the taste and consistency. In fact, leave most dairy products out of the freezer, unless it's ice cream.

:: Sour cream, yoghurt and custard all curdle in the freezer.

:: Fried food (like chicken nuggets) because the crispy interior will turn to mush. And nobody wants that.


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:: Eggs because the cold makes them expand and crack, letting bacteria inside. Also egg-based products like mayonnaise don't fare well.

:: Produce with high water content like cucumbers, watermelon and lettuce because they get limp and soggy when frozen and defrosted.

:: Avocados because they lose their silky interior when frozen which causes the texture to change.

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