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Freezing squash no blanching

I have squash I just picked do I need to blanch it before,I freeze it.

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try it and see but I would consider that the water content in the cabbage will freeze and expand destroying the leaf structure reducing the cabbage to black useless mess ( just like frozen lettuce )

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