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Do frozen fruits and vegetables have the same nutrition as their fresh counterparts?


Q. I eat mainly frozen fruits and vegetables defrosted by microwave. Am I getting less nutritional value then fresh?


A. Purchasing frozen produce can be a nutritious, affordable, and an easy way to increase fruit and veggie consumption. Current research has shown that frozen fruits and veggies are comparable nutritionally to fresh produce and in some instances, offered greater nutritional value to fresh produce.  Frozen produce is packaged at peak ripeness compared to fresh produce frequently picked before peak ripeness prior to being transported to the grocer. For more details, check out About the Buzz: Frozen vs. Fresh.

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