You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Close [x]

RSS Feed

Posted on 05-30-2017

Fresh produce is better for you than frozen…RIGHT???

That’s actually a popular myth! Although fresh produce may APPEAR fresh, oftentimes produce is picked days or weeks before it appears in markets in beautiful displays…what that really means is that a lot of fresh produce’s nutrition is lost along the road to market. The Vitamin C content of produce is of particular concern because C is a water soluble vitamin and therefore sensitive to heat, light, and oxygen, and therefore very susceptible to loss during produce storage and transportation. But since refrigeration slows deterioration of Vitamin C, frozen produce (which has been frozen so fast very little nutrition is lost) is often just as nutritious as the freshly picked produce. Frozen vs fresh broccoli is an excellent example of this concept: it loses NO Vitamin C after 7 days of storage at 0°C but 56% after 7 days of storage at 20°C.

Buying frozen produce is also a great way to save money on organics plus one of the only solutions to the problem of off-season availability…I’m a BIG fan of eating seasonally but if you’re simply DYING without strawberries in your December smoothie, frozen organic strawberries are an excellent option! (Remember strawberries are on the Dirty Dozen and should NEVER be eaten unless organic!)

Here’s a few tips for handling frozen produce:

1.Don’t thaw bags of veggies before cooking – steaming is the EASIEST way to cook frozen veggies but sautéing and frying also works well…pay attention to cooking instructions right on the bag.

2. Buy frozen produce last when shopping, store in an insulated bag on the way home, and shift to freezer the freezer the minute you get home.

     3.Store frozen produce at the back of freezer: the temperature at the back of the freezer is less likely      to fluctuate.

Jessica Lewis, CPT, CNC

HCC Lifestyle Coach

There are no comments for this post. Please use the form below to post a comment.

Post Comment

Client Testimonial

Reviewer Image

As a regular patient of Hockessin Chiropractic, I believe the personal treatment of Dr. Blossic and other staff members has helped me maintain my mobility and self-reliance, and put me on the road to good health. Their continued interest in my well-being has been impressive and greatly appreciated. I would never hesitate to recommend them.

B.W -
Hockessin, DE


Read More Testimonials

THIS ---->https://hockessinchiro.com/blog/b_81431_fresh_produce_is_better_for_you_than_frozenright.html

Office Hours

Monday9:00 - 12:302:00 - 7:00
TuesdayClosed1:30 - 6:30
Wednesday9:00 - 12:302:00 - 7:00
Thursday9:30 - 12:301:30 - 6:45
Friday9:00 - 12:301:45 - 5:00
Saturday8:00 - 11:302 & 4 / mo
Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:00 - 12:30 Closed 9:00 - 12:30 9:30 - 12:30 9:00 - 12:30 8:00 - 11:30 Closed
2:00 - 7:00 1:30 - 6:30 2:00 - 7:00 1:30 - 6:45 1:45 - 5:00 2 & 4 / mo Closed

Follow Us

Newsletter Sign Up