About The Buzz: Frozen And Canned Fruits And Vegetables VS Fresh
TheBUZZ Frozen and canned fruits and vegetables aren’t as good for you as fresh?
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
WHAT WE KNOW
HOW DO WE KNOW THIS?
The nutrient content of all forms of fruits and vegetables has been analyzed and reported for nutrition databases. A recent study that looked at the nutritional value of fresh, frozen, and canned fruits and vegetables concluded that each can contribute to a healthy diet. Canning locks in the nutrients at their peak of freshness, and they have a long shelf life. Frozen fruits and vegetables are also packed at their peak of freshness, but do have a shorter storage life than canned. Frozen vegetables should be consumed within 8 months of purchase, and frozen fruits should be used within 12 months of purchase (4-6 months for citrus). Further, including frozen and canned in the diet can increase the variety of fruits and vegetables in the diet since some items may not be widely available as fresh. Canned, frozen, and fresh produce are equally economical depending on the time of year and the specific fruit or vegetable. However, canned and frozen fruits and veggies are more economical choices if you find your fresh produce spoiling before you can eat it.
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