Frozen fruits and vegetables often get a bad rap—think old fashioned microwaved carrots and peas sapped of any nutritional value. The truth is there are many amazing benefits to eating frozen produce. Frozen fruits and vegetables save you time, save you money from the high prices of imported produce, and contain even more nutritional value than fresh produce.
The secret behind the hidden nutrition of frozen produce is the flash freezing process. Nutritional value is at its peak the moment the fruit is ripe and picked. Depending on the number of days between harvest and consumption, that fruit or vegetable could be seriously lacking in vitamins and minerals (one study found that up to 45% of nutritional value may be lost). Flash freezing eliminates this problem by freezing the produce the moment it is picked, at the peak of ripeness, sealing in all of the wonderful vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants they have to offer. Continue reading