Are frozen fruit and vegetables as healthy as fresh?
Most of us are used to thinking that fresh is always the best, but in fact everything is a bit more complicated.
Many people are worried about frozen fruit and vegetables losing nutrients, but fresh ones lose them too
Most fruits lose 50% of their vitamin C in the first 24-48 hours after picking
Nothing bad happens when fruit and vegetables are prepared to be frozen: they may only lose tiny amounts of vitamins during blanching
Fruit and vegetables shipped from long distances contain less nutrients than frozen ones
Fruit and vegetables that are meant to be frozen are usually harvested at peak ripeness, when they are the most nutritious
In general, levels of nutrients in frozen and fresh produce are usually similar
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