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Why Freezer Burn Matters

Learn what freezer burn is, how it occurs, and how to slow it down with these tips.

Why Freezer Burn Matters
While you can't avoid freezer burn entirely, there are ways to slow down the process so your frozen meat stays fresh longer. (Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley photo)
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Freezer burn accounts for a large proportion of food waste in U.S. homes, and as hunters, losing hard-earned wild game to freezer burn seems to sting a lot more. There is no disappointment like pulling venison backstrap from the freezer and finding it shriveled and covered in ice crystals. You haven’t thawed it, and yet you know the results will be heartbreaking. What happened?

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What is freezer burn?

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