I was just wondering if buying frozen fruit is as nutritious as buying fresh fruit?
First off, great question Mitch. According to the FDA, frozen fruit and veggies are just as good for you as fresh. Some will still argue that frozen fruit has less nutritional value than its fresh picked equivalent. Truth be told, much of the fruit such as blueberries and strawberries are picked at their peak of freshness, then cleaned/blanched (cooked or steamed for a short time in boiling water), then packed and frozen within hours of being picked. Next stop after that is the freezer in your local grocery store.
Bottom line, fruits and vegetables form the foundation for many nutritional programs and are the “powerhouses of your diet“. Fresh or frozen, fruit and vegetables are chock full of essential vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals that may assist in staving off cancer, heart disease, stroke and other health problems.
Frozen or fresh? I say go either way depending on your preferences. (just make sure the frozen fruit aren’t packed in syrup… that’s a no-no!)
This article was written by Dai "The Moose" Manuel
Dai Manuel is a dad, husband, Fitness Town COO, Toastmaster, Crossfit Coach, Ambassador with Visalus & Fitfluential. How can I help you reach your goals?