🍎 Today’s Health Question ~ Fresh Fruit or Frozen Fruit – Which is the Better?

Fresh or frozen: What’s the difference?

How do fresh and frozen produce stack up in terms of nutritional content? Here is what researchers at the University of California–Davis found:

      • The carbohydrate, protein, fiber, and mineral content are similar between fresh and frozen.
      • Fresh produce can lose half of its vitamins and phytonutrients during storage or cooking.
      • Fewer of the fat-soluble vitamins A and E are lost in the frozen packaging process compared with water-soluble vitamins like C.
      • Frozen produce may contain more vitamins and phytonutrients than days-old fresh items, though additional cooking and storage after defrosting may close that gap.


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