If you're think about saving money by freezing fruit while it's in season, or have decided to sell your own fruit for profit, there are a few items you need beforehand. There are also a few tips you need to know. First of all, you'll need some top-quality freezer food labels, of course! No one makes freezer labels better than we do, because other companies lack our experience and quality equipment and materials. We make them in house, so we know how to make them right. Freezer labels have to remain stuck to their packages no matter how cold or frosty it gets in the freezer, because frozen food can go to waste if you don't know what it is or how old it is.
Also necessary in addition to freezer stickers are sturdy packaging or containers that are freezer safe, and for most fruits, heavy syrup or lots of sugar. Frozen fruits store best when independently frozen or frozen in slices or small chunks, then either packed in the aforementioned sweeteners, which act as preservatives. Luckily, these can be washed off later if you want to cut back on carbs.
A number of items must be included on do-it-yourself printer or write on freezer labels, including the date of freezing, best-by date, contents (including preservatives), weight, and if they're packed for sale, nutritional information and any text required by state or federal guidelines. Of course, you'll also need your logo if you have one.
As a general rule, citrus fruits like oranges, pomelos, tangerines, grapefruits, etc. will freeze just fine, and maintain their nutrients, for 3-6 months. Most other fruits will stay good for up to a year. That's why the best-by date is so important. And because it's so easy, it shouldn't be hard for you to figure out how to label freezer containers.
What are you waiting for? Start freezing!