frozen_foodIt’s the 33rd annual National March Frozen Food Month in 2016!

 

 

 

 

Interesting Facts about Frozen Food – from frozenfood.org

1. Did you know that freezing locks in the flavor and nutrients of the foods you love?

Fruits and vegetables are as rich in nutrients, and often more so, than that of fresh-stored produce according to recent studies by the University of California-Davis (UC Davis) and the University of Georgia (UGA).

In fact, a “market basket” study by UGA found the amounts of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and folates in several frozen fruits and vegetables are actually greater than their fresh-stored counterparts.  Similarly, the UC Davis study found that frozen fruits and vegetables are nutritionally equivalent to fresh-stored produce.

Both studies compared the nutrient content of eight commonly purchased frozen and fresh fruits and vegetables:  blueberries, strawberries, corn, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, green peas and spinach.

2. Easy to Prepare

Today’s families don’t need to sacrifice health to have a quick meal with quality ingredients.  The coldest aisles in the grocery store have the widest variety of great-tasting food.

Some of the hottest products in the frozen food aisle are portable, ready-to-eat and offer no-mess preparation and easy cleanup.  All this built-in convenience means time-pressed moms and dads can quickly prepare wholesome and tasty meals that allow for more quality time around the table.

Frozen fruits and vegetables come peeled, pre-cut and ready to cook or eat.  No washing or cutting is required, which saves time and reduces waste.

3. Value

Consumers find comfort in knowing the can prepare top quality, savory meals at home for a fraction of the cost of eating out.  But value is about more than just dollars cents, it’s about delivering on consumers’ expectations of quality and taste at affordable prices.

Frozen foods are often lower in cost per serving and have much greater shelf life than refrigerated foods by their very nature.  Frozen fruits and vegetables can also be more easily portioned and stored for later use, which reduces spoilage and food waste, further increasing consumer value.

4. Sensible Choice

Want to know and control what’s in your meal?  Look no further than the frozen food aisle.  Frozen food makers provide consumers with information to help make smart food choices.

Frozen food offer portion-controlled packaging to manage serving sizes while leaving nothing to waste.  Single-serve pouches and re-sealable packs make it easy for health-conscious consumers to count calories and know complete and exact nutritional information.

The portion-controlled packaging of many frozen entrees and sides makes them the all-around clear choice for consumers seeking well-balanced, nutritious meals for themselves and their families.

Fresh food is the best, but frozen food is the next best thing. I think frozen food is much better than canned.

 

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