Fresh vs. Frozen fruit 🍒🍓🍑🧊
Fresh definitely is delicious, but quite a bit more expensive. Who wants to spend $40 on fresh fruit and vegetables for the week, when you can buy frozen for half the price? Do you ever feel guilty for getting the frozen, though, because you think it’s not as good for you/ your family?
If you think that, have I got some great news for you.
Did you know that frozen fruit and vegetables tend to have more available vitamins than fresh? Meaning, that frozen fruit and vegetables may actually be better for us than the fresh and expensive alternatives? 🤯
But… why? 🤔
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
As soon as your food is pulled out of the soil that it was growing in, it begins to lose nutrients. Then, leaving the food sitting around, washing the food, peeling it, and cooking it all lead to more and more nutrient loss. 📉
Unless your fresh fruit is purchased and eaten within a few days of harvest (which it usually isn’t), it has potentially lost 15-60% of some of its vitamins! 😯
Frozen Fruit and Vegetables
With the frozen alternatives, the vitamins are preserved in its frozen state, leading to no more than 20% of the vitamins being lost. 🧊 This means that your frozen fruit and vegetables may actually be “fresher” than the fresh ones in the produce aisle!
So, don’t feel guilty for choosing the cheaper option at the grocery store next time. They’re better for you than you think. 😉
ALL fruits and veggies are better than NO fruits or veggies. Keep eating those fresh or frozen foods- both are good for you! The best recipe is a mixture of both fresh and frozen. 💪🏼😌
According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, we need 7-10 servings of fruit and vegetables per day! Are you getting enough?