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It’s Time for Fresh Thinking About Frozen Foods.

Vegetables that not only taste fresh-picked, but keep more of their essential nutrients than raw produce. Delicious pizzas that are better for you than delivery. Restaurant-inspired meals at a fraction of the cost of going out. They are all as close as the grocer’s freezer. Feeding your family requires smart choices, and there is no choice smarter than today’s frozen foods.

The Frozen Food Foundation is pleased to provide the information contained in this site to help you make the most informed and delicious decisions for you and your family.

 

WHAT'S NEW?

CDC report:  Frozen meals healthier than fast food

After analyzing data from the 2003-2010 CDC program called "What We Eat In America" National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, researchers found that people who ate frozen meals consumed fewer calories and more vitamins and minerals compared to those who ate at fast food chains.  Read more here.

CNN explains why you should be eating frozen veggies instead

"It's been long believed that fresh fruits and vegetables are better for you than their frozen counterparts but a recent study has turned that thinking on its head."  Watch the video here.

Fresh fruits, veggies don't always beat frozen
"Fresh fruits and vegetables may be best straight from the field, but by the time they've traveled from the farm to the store to the home refrigerator and finally to the dinner table, they may have lost their nutritious edge."  Read more here.

New Frozen Food Foundation study highlights nutrient profile of frozen fruits and vegetables

As Americans strive to eat healthier and add more fruits and vegetables to their diets, a new study from the University of Georgia (UGA) has a simple message for consumers: think frozen.

New UK study compares antioxidants in frozen and fresh fruits and vegetables

Two new independent studies show that frozen fruits and vegetables may have higher levels of antioxidants and phytochemicals than their fresh counterparts.

Frozen produce is more nutritious than fresh new video explains

Recent video from Asap Science makes compelling case for frozen fruits and vegetables over "fresh" ones in the produce aisle – namely, that frozen produce is picked and frozen at the peak of freshness.  Watch the video here.

ABC News:  five reasons to buy frozen fruits and veggies

"Because most frozen fruits and veggies are frozen shortly after they're harvested, they're allowed to fully ripen, which means they're chock full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and freezing "locks in" many of their nutrients."  Read more here.

Dr. Mehmet Oz says "don't forget the frozen food section."

Dr. Oz explains that frozen fruits and vegetables are packed within hours of harvest, so their peak flavor and nutritional value are preserved.  Watch the video here

TIME magazine, MSNBC show how frozen fruits, vegetables are as nutritious as fresh. Check it out here. 

"Frozen food has the same nutritional value as organic food and locally grown food.  The science behind it is that flash, frozen food preserves all the vitamins that you get in absolutely fresh food.  Food technology is such now that for a lot less money you can get the same nutritional value."

Frozen Fruit and Vegetable Facts

Are you looking for healthy, affordable and convenient food choices?  All of this can be found with frozen fruits and vegetables.  If you're like most Americans, you're eating less than half of your recommended daily amount of fruits and vegetables.  Knowing the facts about frozen fruits and vegetables may help clear up some common misperceptions and help you increase your fruit and vegetable consumption.

Read more about frozen fruit and vegetable facts.

Fresh fruit and vegetable safety questions beg for more use of frozen products.

A new article from The Washington Post says the only program that consistently tests select vegetables and fruit for pathogens is about to get the ax.  "[E]vidence has been mounting for at least a decade that fresh vegetables and fruit are a major source of food-borne illness. Deadly outbreaks linked to [fresh] spinach and cantaloupe in recent years only underscore the risks.  Congress is poised to scrap funding for the only program that tests fresh vegetables and fruit for pathogens—an initiative that has led to 31 recalls since 2009.”

Read more about the safety of frozen foods: Frozen Food Fact #4 — Freezing is a natural form of preservation.
 

Caterers are realizing the benefits of frozen foods for their convenience and year-round availability at a steady price -- all with less waste.

"From an operational viewpoint, the benefits of using frozen foods in delivering a menu are hard to ignore, especially in these tough economic times." Check out this article from Caterer and Hotelkeeper on how foodservice operators are turning to high-quality frozen products to bring new flavors to market and boost profit margins.
 

Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert dishes on how to shop the frozen food aisle to save money on your grocery bill. Check it out here

"Read labels: Check the signs next to the fish at the seafood counter. You'll likely see 'previously frozen,' so head to the freezer case and buy fish that was only frozen once. You'll save big on prime cuts of salmon, tilapia, flounder, sole and shrimp."
 

And this just in from Fox News...

"Often consumers complain that fresh produce can be too expensive, and in some instances, it may be – especially when purchasing a fruit or vegetable that is not in season in one’s region.  However, it becomes costly when it merely rots in the crisper drawer and ends up in the garbage.  Packed produce also ensures 100 percent edible parts of the plants – no waste." 
--"Is Fresh Food Best? The Answer May Surprise You"

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