Are Frozen Vegetables Healthy?
Are frozen vegetables actually healthy, and do they contain the same amount of nutrients as fresh? Read on for everything you need to know.
Many of us have a bag of frozen peas and a trusty pack of farmhouse vegetables when our cupboards and fridges are looking a bit worse for wear. Whether it’s to mix into stir-fries, whip into your favourite rich pies or simply to have as a side to our favourite gravy dinners, no one can deny how convenient it is to have frozen vegetables ready in the freezer. So how nutritious are they, and are they still a healthy choice?
Nutritional value of frozen vegetables
Frozen vegetables are generally frozen quickly after they’ve been harvested, which locks in the nutrients meaning they largely retain their nutritional value and health benefits. Depending on which type of vegetable, some may lose some of a specific nutrient over time, but the majority of the time there is very little difference between fresh and frozen vegetables when evaluating its’ nutritional value.
Are frozen vegetables healthy?
Frozen vegetables are cheaper than fresh, last longer (naturally) and mean you can enjoy your favourite produce all year round, which may encourage people to eat more of it in their diets, which is ultimately better for your health. Frozen vegetables are just as healthy are fresh, and can and should be a big part of your diet where possible.
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By Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.