Frozen fruits?

By melissa5786 Latest Reply 2011-04-16 21:03:50 -0500
Started 2011-04-15 08:11:40 -0500

I went grocery shopping yesterday and decided that I'm tired of spending money on fresh fruits that only I eat and go bad before I can finish them. I stumbled across the frozen fruits and they were on sale… So, I bought a package of unsweetened mixed berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries) and no sugar added sliced peaches. I'm having some of the peaches with my breakfast right now… I was just wondering if anyone else eats their fruits frozen and whether or not it affects your BG more than fresh fruits do?

22 replies

garysgal 2011-04-16 21:03:50 -0500 Report

I should add that I do drink diet fruit juice but check the label for carb info and how much fruit is really in there.

garysgal 2011-04-16 21:02:56 -0500 Report

UNfortunately, fruit is fruit and it has lots of carbs in it. Even tho I am on a med, I still try to be careful about carbs. I love fruit, but very seldom eat it except an apple once in a while. I battle Candida as well, and it thrives on sugar and mold and yeast, so fresh or frozen, be careful.

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1cookie :) 2011-04-16 08:15:34 -0500 Report

I just wanted to add another tid bit…I saw that it is better to purchase your frozen foods in the bags rather than any other type of package. The reason is, when you examine the bagged food… IF the food is all loose and NOT in a clump, then you know it was never thawed and RE-FROZEN..this shows it is safe to use it. If you find food in a clump…it is not safe and should not be used AT ALL. I saw this info. on Doctor Oz show.

kittenpurr1 2011-04-16 17:27:29 -0500 Report

Thanks, people get things at the store, then dedice they don't want them, and sometimes -you see steak laying in the canned food section. Too lazy to put it back, then the store at times, puts it back, and that's how we get food poisioning.

RAYT721 2011-04-15 19:25:03 -0500 Report

I have done a lot of reading on nutrition and find that frozen fruits (and veggies) are usually healthier than fresh ones because they don't have to endure the transit time from farm to store to table. The frozen ones are picked and packed with a shorter time so they are actually better for you. The exception, of course, is buying direct (preferably organic) from the farmer market at which time you can freeze your own.

RAYT721 2011-04-15 19:27:11 -0500 Report

When it comes to farmer markets, I posted this discussion link a while back:

jayabee52 2011-04-15 19:44:35 -0500 Report

But you have to know HOW best to prepare raw fruits (& veggies) for freezing or other form of preservation. And also what is the best form of preservation for a fruit (or veggie).

The best resource I know of on how to do that is the book "Stocking Up" Here's the listing for that. ( I have however found a copy of that book in a used book store too)

Megahit 2011-04-15 18:17:22 -0500 Report

I love frozen fruit. It's like a healthy treat and because it's cold I dont want to overeat it too often. If you freeze a bag of grapes or slice bananas and freeze them for an hour, things turn out delicious. I've use the dexcom 24hr bs monitor and found out that fruit jumps my bs up like whoa. More than I ever thought it's done. I always thought fruit was something you cant overdo. I can understand why you were told to limit fruit so much. 5 grapes and half a banana or orange sounds like joke to me to be honest. I would not be for that. However, after wearing the dexcom I've been limiting fruit and noticed my numbers being much more steady. I eat more fruit before or after workouts, when theyll boost my sugar the least rather than as meals. Another thing I've been experimenting with and liking is eating fruit about 25-30min after I give my insulin so by the time the sugar kicks in, so is the insulin. That helps avoid the jump but I dont recommend trying that unless you have a good sense of how your body reacts to insulin and food timing.

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1cookie :) 2011-04-15 18:09:44 -0500 Report

When it comes to blueberrie and strawberries I always get them frozen..esp. when they go one sale, I stock up..nothing worse then having them spoil

kittenpurr1 2011-04-15 17:59:27 -0500 Report

In my class for foods- for diabetes, I was told to get the frozen ones, or berries. No orange juice, buy I can have a half of an orange, or banana. Read you label. Only five grapes, and not to eat in front of the TV.

tabby9146 2011-04-15 20:35:18 -0500 Report

I"ve always heard that berries are the best fruits for a diabetic, like strawberries and blueberries, I love them, but I love my bananas can only eat a little bit of that, and I love watermelon and cantaloupe and can have very little of that.

kittenpurr1 2011-04-16 17:31:21 -0500 Report

It seems so unfair about the melons, because they contain so much water, but there's nothing like a good watermelon. I love plums, too.
Why does it seem that everything you love will kill you. My friend's level is in the 600 range all the time, because she drinks Dr. Pepper all day long, grape juice, and eats 4 Reeses cCups, she has been in a coma 8 times already. She was so out of it the other night she told my granddaguter to leave the door open, so her door was open all night long, plus when she woke up- she had burned the floor, the chair, her blanket, from smoking a cigarette, she lives in a trailer, they go up in 7-10 minutes. Plus it's a close trailer park, it wouldn't take long for a fire to spread through wiping out so many people. I told her Angels were looking over her. I was told, if your sugar stays above 200, for 3 days, you better get to the doctor.

RAYT721 2011-04-16 18:07:10 -0500 Report

What a horrible story! The person you speak of sounds like either incredible denial or a death wish. I mean, I have some crazy friends but YOU WIN!

shorty31 2011-04-15 08:23:44 -0500 Report

i do i love my banana's and peaches and my favorite is watermelon and strawberry sounds like a fruit salad doesn't it you know my doc. say's i can have it for a meal also so enjoy your fruit but be careful that your sugar level don't go up

melissa5786 2011-04-15 08:28:14 -0500 Report

I only eat a small amount. I had about 5 sliced peaches. Which averaged to about the size of small fresh peach. Fruit scares me sometimes because one day it doesn't reek havoc on my BG and the next I'm sky high.

jayabee52 2011-04-15 14:54:36 -0500 Report

Portion control in situations like this is quite important.

Use your meter to determine what works for you!

Get a baseline reading before you eat whatever it is you want to test. Detrmine what a portion size should be (should be in the "nutrition information") eat that portion then test again 2 hrs after you take your 1st bite. anything which raises your BG#s above 50 pts, you can choose to retest with a smaller portion, or avoid altogether.

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