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Did you know that not only can frozen fruit and vegetables be more economical, but they also may be more nutritious for you than the fresh varieties in your local grocery store?
The advantage of frozen fruits and vegetables is that they usually are picked when they're ripe, and then they're flashfrozen, which tends to preserve their nutrients. Freezing is just natures "pause button" As a general rule, frozen fruits and vegetables are superior nutritionally to those that are canned because the canning process tends to result in nutrient loss. Also when buying frozen fruits and vegetables, shy away from those than have been chopped up, peeled completely or crushed; as they will generally be less nutritious than their whole counterparts.
Many frozen prepared meals contain frozen fruits and vegetables as part of complete meal options. Adding frozen fruits and vegetables as a side dish to frozen prepared meals and snacks is a great way to tailor your meal while helping meet recommended daily fruit and vegetable intakes. My favorite part about frozen fruits and vegetables are that they are affordable for your wallet, nutritious as they pass down your gullet and delicious to your palate.