Red cabbage

Discussion in 'Science Technicians - General Discussion' started by clairelucas, May 11, 2018.

  1. Does anyone know if red cabbage freezes sufficiently well to reuse at a later date? My common sense says it should (after all we're not tasting it.. but don't know if freezing alters anything) Seems a shame to waste as only needed enough for 2 practicals, don't want to thaw and find it doesn't work next time...
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  2. Yes, we usually cut a lot at once and freeze it. It's a little smelly but I would say it works better than fresh for indicators- easier to crush.
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  3. Yes it does, I froze some after our summer open evening in June last year and it worked fine in September
  4. I have frozen portions of the red cabbage and also bottles of 'red cabbage juice' as I like to call it. Both work well and the pre made indicator saves having to stink out the department when someone wants some!
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  5. Shannon

    Shannon Shannon COMMITTEE

    I've been meaning to see if this works... as you can never buy a small red cabbage which is a pain... Does this way really work?

  6. I had a quarter of a red cabbage sitting on my window sill for who knows how long, before I started a year ago at the very least. It was of course very dry and crumbly. Still worked for the indicator practical however.
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  7. Yes it works better after being frozen, we chop it up and put it into class sized bags and freeze
  8. karen b

    karen b COMMITTEE

    Now the other techs know we can freeze it I won't be able to take it home to make braised red cabbage!
  9. I grate it and freeze in small bags. Then it is in student sized portions and no knives in the classroom. Can't trust the little buggers in my school!!! :D