Frozen or Fresh

@sodapop (977)
United States
May 7, 2007 1:08pm CST
Is frozen fruit just as good for you as fresh. They always say they freeze the fruit right after the picking, but I just can't believe frozen can be as healthy for you as fresh. Anybody have any thoughts about this?
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@castleghost (1304)
• United States
8 May 07
There is nothing added to fruit when it is froze. Individual pieces of fruit are frozen below -10 degrees in a couple of minutes, so that there isn't any loss of nutrients Data from the USDA shows that selected fresh and frozen fruits have relatively equivalent nutrient profiles. Frozen fruit products are nutritionally comparable to the fresh versions. The likely have the same benefits.
@sodapop (977)
• United States
8 May 07
Thank you for the information. I thought maybe they added something to the fruit before they freeze it. That's the reason why I eat fruit, for the nutritional value. I'm thinking about posting a question about which fruit has the most natural sugar. I bet you would know!
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• United States
8 May 07
You are right actually. My girlfriend is a diabetic so she studies these things so that she can keep her blood sugar in range. Bananas is the number one answer to that question but there are a few others that come in at a close second.
@marciascott (25550)
• United States
7 May 07
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@sodapop (977)
• United States
7 May 07
Thank you, I just added you as My friend, and thank you for the welcome.
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@marciascott (25550)
• United States
30 May 07
Thanks for B. R.
8 May 07
I prefer fresh when ever possible! Though sometimes when I go out picking strawberries or brambling with anyone I will freeze some of the fruit for use over the next few months. I love to bake fruit pies, and the frozen fruit are ideal for that. Nothing to beat that homemade taste. But fruit for eating straight or putting into fruit salads has to be fresh! I wont use frozen in fruit salads. Lynn-Marie
@sodapop (977)
• United States
8 May 07
I never thought of that! I bet frozen fruit is good for pies, and I love pies! You are one smart cookie (no pun intended) LOL.
@magica (3709)
• Bulgaria
7 May 07
Fresh are allways better. But frozen they can be saved for more time.
@sodapop (977)
• United States
7 May 07
What kind of fruit do you eat frozen? Do you use name brand, or does it matter?
@wachit14 (3599)
• United States
7 May 07
I never use frozen fruit anymore for the simple reason that when it defrosts, it actually tastes like it had been frozen. I much prefer fresh fruit. I'm not sure nutrient wise if there is any difference, but taste wise there's enough of a difference for me to just keep buying fresh instead of frozen.
@sodapop (977)
• United States
7 May 07
The only frozen fruit I have eaten was frozen strawberries. It was like the strawberries were just like mush!