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.
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."
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