Level A - Six Easy Bites

Extra Bite Solutions

Bite 5 - Food Preservation

 

5a. Scream for ice cream!
All questions have either no right answer or involve personal feelings.

 

5b. You be the judge
Find out what happens to two cartons of ice cream in your freezer over a three-week span. One carton should be opened and then closed using only the carton lid. Another carton should be opened and then sealed with a sheet of plastic film before closing the carton lid. Compare and taste the two ice cream cartons. Which ice cream do you prefer? What does this tell you?
The ice cream carton without the additional sheet of plastic film develops an off flavor quicker than the one with it. The flavor is best described as a freezer taste. In addition, the ice cream deteriorates into a gummy texture. The plastic film prevents air from getting into the package.

 

5c. Saga of a soggy sandwich
All questions have either no right answer or involve personal feelings.

 

5d. Frosty freezer fruit
All questions have either no right answer or involve personal feelings.

 

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