Duration of frozen meat
What is the duration of frozen meat in our freezer? It has happened to you to open the freezer and once the meat while you ask, can I still eat it?
This happens because it is difficult to determine if the meat is in good condition to be ingested after a time has spent in the freezer, you have two options.
Remove it and when cooking, notice the smell to know if it is bad and otherwise eat it and hope it does not harm us, punfortunately, both forms imply a reaction and not a prevention, today, let's see how long the frozen meat lasts, according to studies done by universities and government institutions.
Duration of beef, veal, lamb and pork
The foodsafety.gov people did an extensive study in which revealed, that the steaks they can last three to five days in the refrigerator at a temperature of approximately 4.5 ° C, if you put them in the freezer at an average temperature of -18 ° C, their shelf life lasts between six and twelve months.
The chops have a similar duration (between three and five days) in the refrigerator, although their shelf life is shortened in the freezer (-18 ° C average) since they last only four to six months.
Roast meats can last four to twelve months in the freezer, a good option for storing food.
If what you want is to store hamburgers or any other preparation with ground meat (do not count the meatballs with egg inside), they can last you in the refrigerator, at 4.5 ° C for one to two days and in the freezer, at -18 ° C you will extend the time between three and up to four months.
Duration of meat in the freezer
When it comes to poultry, the numbers yielded significantly different results, for example, a chicken or whole turkey, it can last in the refrigerator only between one and two days, although in the freezer its shelf life dramatically lengthens, at -18 ° C can last up to a year.
If, on the other hand, the chicken or turkey is not whole (in pieces), in the refrigerator it would last as long as a whole, but in the freezer its shelf life is reduced from twelve to nine months.
• Fish and seafood
In frozen fish we have variants and each one has different durations, if the fish is lean, it can last in the freezer for up to six months, but if the fish is fatty, it would only last two to three months, and in what we can consider an average, if the fish is cooked, it would last for four to six months, if the fish is smoked, it would last up to two months frozen.
On the other hand, the lobster can last frozen up to twelve months and the crab up to ten months, any kind of mollusc can last in the freezer for two to three months.
Fish and shellfish should be treated with great care, it is not recommended to keep them in the refrigerator for more than twenty-four hours, if they are not going to be prepared daily, it is best to keep them frozen.
With this you can give you an idea of what you can and can not store and for how long, a very important fact that you should not lose sight of, is the ideal temperature both in refrigeration and in freezing, since, a higher number of grades, the lower the degree of freezing and the shorter the duration of the food use the formulas well and do not run the unnecessary risk of eating spoiled food.