Think fresh fruits and veg are always better than their frozen counterparts? Here nutrition expert
Rachael Anne Hill gives you five reasons to think again.
OK, so nothing's going to beat the taste or health benefits of home-grown produce but some shop-bought fruit and vegetables can be in transit for up to two weeks before arriving on the shelves, which can result in them losing up to 50% or more of many vital nutrients. Add to that the time they may spend sitting in your veg rack before actually being consumed and nutrient levels will decline even further. However, frozen fruit and vegetables are grown in peak conditions and frozen, usually within less than 90 minutes of being harvested. This locks in essential vitamins and minerals making them nutritionally the same, if not better than, their fresh equivalents.
Not only has all the picking, podding, chopping, cleaning and dicing been done for you but frozen fruit or veg won't liquidise itself into a