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What is cold storage of food?

Cold food storage is the most basic food preservation method. If you live in a climate with true winters (freezing temperatures), you have what you need to keep many vegetables and fruits in good condition for months after harvesting.

Advantages of cold storage :

Storage of harvested and processed plant and animal food products for distribution to consumers

Enabling a better balanced diet throughout the year

Reducing kitchen waste by preserving unused or uneaten food for later use

Preserving pantry food, such as spices or dry ingredients like rice and flour, for eventual use in cooking

Preparedness for catastrophes, emergencies and periods of food scarcity or famine

Religious reasons (Example: LDS Church leaders instruct church members to store food