Getting our nutrients does not only have to be a one-way street of fresh imported luxurious produce. Many have found alternatives to the nutritious roads of fruit and veggies through the road of frozen foods. While fresh produce is delicious, scrumptious, tasty, and a treat to look at, frozen fruits and vegetables are also the same. They may come in packaged boxes, or plastics, they have the same content as the fresh produce.
Many are under a common misconception that if you buy fresh, it is always better, buying frozen is perceived as a waste of money and time.
What if I tell you there is more than just a package of the frozen veggies and fruits. They can be easily just as good as fresh fruits in our daily life. Here are some benefits of incorporating frozen goods into our diet!
They Are Cost Effective
Many are under the assumption that buying packaged fruits and vegetables is expensive. While the price tag on one apple is a lot different from a bag of raspberries, you cannot compare the price in accordance with the quantity and value. Frozen vegetables and fruits come with a long expiration date, unlike fresh fruits and vegetables.
So paying a little extra for the duration never hurts and it is equivalent to buying fresh fruits as much as you want during that time. In fact, it is much less. You also get the vegetables and fruits frozen in large packages with more than just five to three pieces in each one. So for the price you are paying for one vegetable versus a mix of it all in one package is much more worth it and cost-effective.
They Save Time
When we are in a hurry to cook, or rush to make office lunches for everyone early in the morning, the last thing on our mind is actually cutting the vegetables and fruits. It is extremely time consuming.
So having a package of frozen veggies nearby means you can easily toss it in anything, anytime you want. It is also great to keep your kitchen clean, tidy and it also means you have much fewer dishes to wash! Good news for our workload.
They Are Versatile
Fresh and frozen, both are incredibly versatile. Frozen vegetables and fruits can be made into anything you want. And sometimes the aspect of frozen makes it easier to make the fruit into anything you want. Many have used frozen fruits to make nicely blended, consistent, and yummy fruits.
Most importantly you can use frozen fruit combinations to make alternatives to ice cream! As well as creamy smoothies. What’s better than a healthy, low calories ice cream on a hot scorching summer day?
They Are Nutritious
Whoever said frozen fruits and vegetables are less nutritious than fresh ones, is clearly biased. It is always better to stick to those with no preservatives and additives but even fresh produce has tons of additives these days. However, they both provide the same benefits and nutrients. The same vitamins and the same immunity boost.