By: Emily Oberg
It’s true that fresh food is almost always the healthiest option and how we should be eating on a regular basis. But when it comes to produce, that isn’t always the case. While a basket full of fresh strawberries on a hot summer day is the perfect sweet treat, frozen fruit and vegetables have actually been shown to contain more vitamins, minerals and phytochemical content than their fresh counterparts. This is due to the fact that frozen fruits and veggies are picked when they are at peak ripeness, allowing them to retain more of their nutrients than fresh produce which is picked at a less mature stage so that it can stay good while being transported and stored.
While you wouldn’t exactly eat a bag of frozen fruit, even after it's thawed, it's a great alternative for making things like smoothies, I always prefer to use frozen fruit over fresh when I make mine. Another upside to frozen produce is that it’s also much cheaper and accessible for people who don’t have the luxury of buying locally and organic.