Frozen fruits and vegetables are better than fresh ?

Rader
By Rader Latest Reply 2010-07-28 18:26:31 -0500
Started 2010-07-28 11:34:18 -0500

According to this link, Frozen Fruits and vegetables are healthier than fresh. If this is true it would be a God send to me because I am on a fixed income and I cant afford to eat fresh fruits and vegetables. I never really looked at them. Is salt or sugars added to them? Does anyone have any feedback?

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22 replies

kdroberts
kdroberts 2010-07-28 14:35:51 -0500 Report

It's kind of misleading. If the fresh fruit/veg is very fresh then the nutrition is as good as it gets. If the frozen fruit/veg has been sitting around for a while before it gets frozen then it's not going to be great. Fruit and veg lose nutritional value the second they are picked and keep losing it until it's eaten or rotten so it's basically a game of eating them when they are the freshest.

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-07-28 14:47:06 -0500 Report

I agree, to me (just my opinion) eveyone has one & never will be the same. So you are to purchase enough just to have in the home for a day are two.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.

Rader
Rader 2010-07-28 16:06:58 -0500 Report

that's not an option for me. I live about 30min from town and I'm on a fixed income so I cant afford the gas to run to town every day or two, or even three or four. I go to town once a week and I do all my errands than its back out to the boonies. Even though I live out in the country. A garden isn't an option either because I have red clay. That stuff is like a rock

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2010-07-28 16:47:01 -0500 Report

have you tried a container garden? You can grow most everything in them and it's easier if you are disabled. I grow tomatoes, onions lettuce, cucumbers radishes, carrots and beans.

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-07-28 17:05:08 -0500 Report

That sounds interesting I must share this w/some people I know. This site is full of love advice & suggestion. I thank God for Jesus & everyone here. Peace to you all.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-07-28 17:03:23 -0500 Report

I don't really have that option either & I live in the city living pay check to pay check just was saying. U will forever be in my prays & in Gods heart & grace.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.

MAYS
MAYS 2010-07-28 12:50:43 -0500 Report

My suggestion is this, mix it up !
When you can afford fresh, purchase it, if it's more economical for you to purchase frozen, do so.
Make sure that you have, and try a variety of both fruits and vegetables, get creative !

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I also added this book to the book club here a few days ago:

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I have enjoyed this book for years, you should check it out, you will not be disappointed.

~Mays~

Rader
Rader 2010-07-28 14:17:38 -0500 Report

I dont have a cc or any other means to order online. So I am going to look for that book at BAM and B&N. Thank you : )

monkeymama
monkeymama 2010-07-28 12:45:50 -0500 Report

I am on a low income myself and try to use a combination of fresh and frozen when I cook and for snacking. There are some situations where frozen obviously is not going to work (salads, veggies & dip/snacking,etc.). If I know the fruit and veggie is out of season, I will venture out to the frozen side. I watch the sales ads for deals on fresh, read the frozen labels, and decide from there. (Example: frozen green peppers: there is not fat or cholesterol, low cal/low carb/low sodium but what is the other nutritional elements are low and minimal. It is worth considering but just make sure you are reading your labels.

Rader
Rader 2010-07-28 14:06:28 -0500 Report

I sure will Thank you. : )
I have been eating only fruits, vegi's, whole grains, nuts and diary for months. So fruits and vegi's makes up 95% of my diet

thabrat30
thabrat30 2010-07-28 12:22:48 -0500 Report

Thank you for sharing that article! I used to have a vegetable garden and haven't had a chance to put one in at my new house. So most of my veggies have been (until a few years ago) fresh out of the garden. I will have to check out the frozen ones for the rest of the year. Cooking veggies can take the vitamins out of them. No matter how you cook them. Steaming is better (or so I have been told), but it still removes some of the nutrients.

Rader
Rader 2010-07-28 14:08:51 -0500 Report

I have been eating only raw fruits and vegi's for months now.
I have been trying real hard to change my health thru a extreme healthy diet

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-07-28 14:19:44 -0500 Report

Happy day Sir,
You are praising God by being obidient & doing what you need to do to take care of your self. I know you are seeing a change in your body your life & your energy. Be blessed & remember you are highly favored in the name of Jesus.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.

Rader
Rader 2010-07-28 16:19:04 -0500 Report

Thank you for your kind words Mama Dee : )
I don't have much due to a divorce and having to quit my job and collect a disability. But I praise God every day and I stay in his word. From what I have gone through in the last three years I have drawn closer to Jesus and learned to appreciate every little thing that God blesses me with. And I have learned that I may not have riches on this earth but I will have them in the mansion that Jesus left this earth to build for me : )

Harlen
Harlen 2010-07-28 12:18:36 -0500 Report

The only way frozen is better then fresh is eating the frozen veg or fruits
They are harder to eat when frozen there for you burn more carbs eating them lol.85% of the fruit and veg I eat are frozen I live in Maine and fresh is picked way to early to even tast good .This is just me and the way I am
Best wishes
Harlen

Rader
Rader 2010-07-28 14:10:14 -0500 Report

LOL you had me going with eating them frozen. I was thinking "Harlen is crazy!!" LOL

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-07-28 14:24:09 -0500 Report

Happy day sir,
Keep doing what you are doing because it works for you & that's what counts. Good better best never let it rest till the good gets better & the better is your best. Be blessed peace.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.

realsis77
realsis77 2010-07-28 12:13:43 -0500 Report

Wow interesting article! I tend to agree that the fruits and vegetables are picked too soon! They pick them like this to prolong shelf life and it is very noticeable when we eat them. You can actually taste the difference when a fruit is picked too early! I do disagree with the microwave I do believe it does destroy the nutrient value in our vegetables. My husband is the one who pointed this out to me. So it really does make since to me to buy fresh frozen. Assuming the freezing process does not kill the values of vitamins in them. I would choose to steam them though as NOT to destroy the values of vitamins in them. Good article and good news. Usually fresh frozen is a LOT less expensive and lasts a LOT longer! Definitely something to consider! Thank you for sharing that article.

Rader
Rader 2010-07-28 14:14:44 -0500 Report

your welcome. I never bought frozen because I just assumed fresh was better. I eat my fruits and veggie's raw so I am curious how they will taste after being thawed and what the texture will be. I'm thinking they may be smoothie.