Is frozen food better than fresh food
March 27, 2016 5:07am CST
I was reading an online article about food the other day. They were talking about the benefits of using frozen food rather than fresh food. Apparently, the scientists have discovered that frozen food is best because there are more vitamins in frozen food. They were referring to fruit and veg because the fruit and veg gets frozen very quickly once it is picked, which means that all the vitamins stay in the food. When fruit and veg are sat on the shelf , a lot of the vitamins are lost as it starts to age. Do you prefer fresh or frozen food?
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• United States
27 Mar 16
I don't choose food based on fresh or frozen, really. Whatever is available and reasonably priced and I will enjoy... But I once did hear the "French" chef, Julia Childs, say that sometimes a fresh purchase may not be as good as a frozen one. She mentioned turkeys during holiday season. She said producers can't slaughter them all at the same time, so some may be "sitting around" unfrozen for a while before sale.
• Manchester, England
27 Mar 16
I cannot possibly agree with the scientists on this. There are no doubt some benefits in freezing the food early compared to freezing it later, but it has to have been better prior to freezing. Frozen food may retain vitamins, but being frozen cannot add any.
27 Mar 16
When I first read the word frozen food, what came to mind was food that are packed with a lot of preservatives. And of course I don't consider them healthy at all. But upon reading your discussion and what was meant by frozen food was actually frozen fruit to preserve their vitamins and minerals, I came to understand. I like to eat frozen apples, grapes, pears, and mango. Including watermelon and melon too! I like to munch on them in the summer season when it's extremely hot.