“Should I buy fresh or frozen produce?” When it comes to buying produce it’s the…
“Should I buy fresh or frozen produce?” When it comes to buying produce it’s the buyer’s choice on which option they want to buy. Both options are great, but even produce that looks fresh and unblemished may have been picked unripe resulting in less nutritious than naturally matured fruits and vegetables.
For example, vitamins B and C (our water-loving vitamins) are highly sensitive to heat, light, and exposure to oxygen. Within 1 week of refrigerated storage, carrots can lose close to 80% of their vitamin C.
So why do we care? Some frozen produce may be enhanced with vitamin C during the packaging process to prevent browning, meaning we may end up getting more of this vitamin than what we get from fresh produce!
I love buying frozen berries, mangoes and pineapple to put in my post-workout smoothies!
Stay nutritious, folks 🍓🍍
Harvard Health Publications. Harvard Medical School.