What are the purchasing skills of frozen chicken
After a long time of freezing, the meat quality of chicken will change significantly, so fresh chicken with short freezing time should be selected. What are the tips for buying frozen chicken? Hubei Special Agricultural Products Company introduces to you the following points:
1. Look at the color
The color of fresh frozen chicken is light pink or pink. If the color turns white, it means that it has been frozen for a long time; The color turns yellow, indicating that it has been exposed to the air for too long and has been oxidized and discolored.
2. Look at the ice
Properly preserved frozen chicken has only a thin ice layer on its surface. If the ice layer is particularly thick, it means that it has been repeatedly thawed and frozen. This chicken is easy to breed bacteria, and the meat quality will also deteriorate.
Normal chicken has only a slight fishy smell or no taste. If the chicken has sour smell, bad smell and other odor, it must be spoiled due to improper storage. If there is a pungent smell, it means the chicken has been treated with chemical reagents.
Normal frozen chicken feels hard, and the meat is more elastic after thawing. If it is soft and collapsed, it means it has been thawed repeatedly. If the meat is hard, it means that the freezing time is too long.
When the chicken is stored in the freezer, it can be stored for 3 to 4 months, and the chicken will not deteriorate or rot. But to ensure the taste and freshness of the chicken, it is recommended to eat it within 1 month after the chicken is frozen. If the chicken is stored in the refrigerator, it can be stored for 3 to 5 days at a temperature of 3 ℃. It should be noted that the chicken stored in cold storage should be consumed within 48 hours as far as possible to avoid the peculiar smell of chicken and ensure the taste of chicken.
Compared with the preservation method of frozen chicken, the advantage of frozen chicken is that the taste of chicken is fresher, but the disadvantage is that the preservation time is shorter. The advantage of frozen chicken is that it lasts longer, but the disadvantage is that the taste of chicken preserved by this method is a little worse than that of frozen chicken.