So, the big question is, is it possible to freeze pita bread and if so, what is the best way to do it?
In this short guide, we answer the above question, as well as other burning queries people have when it comes to storage of this popular Mediterranean food
So let’s get to it.
Can You Freeze Pita Bread? Should it be Done?
Yes, you absolutely can freeze pita bread and it is a good way to extend the shelf life, especially before they go stale. Once packaged properly, pita bread can be stored in the freezer for months until it is ready to be used. Pita bread can be frozen in its original packaging or wrapped and stored in a freezer bag.
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How Long Does Pita Bread Last in the Freezer?
Pita bread that is packaged and stored properly will have a shelf life of around 5 to 7 days, when kept at normal room temperature.
When it comes to the freezer, according to stilltasty.com, Frozen pita bread can last up to 3 months in the freezer.
Best Way to Freeze Pita Bread: A Step-by-Step Guide
If you go to the grocery store, you will see pita bread in the frozen section. This is an excellent storage option as mentioned above.
If the grocery store can freeze these packages, you can do the same.
1. Package Properly
You can freeze your pita bread in its original packaging. If you made them from scratch, you can place them in a freezer safe bag.
2. Extra Protection
For extra protection against freezer burn, wrap the packaging or the freezer bag with aluminum foil.
3. Freezer Safe Container (Optional)
To be absolutely sure that the pita bread doesn’t absorb the different scents in the freezer, it is a good idea to place the wrapped bag in a freezer safe container.
4. Label & Date
Label and date the bag or the container so you can have an idea as to its contents and how long it has been sitting in the freezer. Frozen pita bread can last up to three months or longer in the freezer.
Thawing Frozen Pita Bread
Defrosting your frozen pita bread is quite simple and you really don’t need to do much. All you have to do is take it from the freezer and just let it sit on the countertop at room temperature until it is fully thawed out.
Once thawed, you can go about reheating your pita bread (click for in-depth article) using the microwave, oven, skillet or open flame.
Taste wise, the pita bread might be a bit dry after being in the freezer for so long, this this is why it is a good idea to use it in about three months. The longer it is in the freezer; is the dryer it will become.
Related: How to Freeze Bread
Wrapping it up
Freezing pita bread is quite easy and if you are looking to store your homemade or store-bought batch of pita bread, then putting it in the freezer is really the best option around.
The good thing is you will always have some on hand and you will be able to use it when needs be.