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What causes frost or ice crystals to appear on the surface of frozen vegetables such as broccoli?

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Inadequate draining of vegetables before freezing, slow freezing or fluctuation of storage temperatures above 0 F may cause undesirable formation of large and excessive ice crystals. This can affect the texture as well as appearance of frozen vegetables. Source: Original FAQ posted at http://128.192.83.157/faq/FAQ_home.php

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