December 11th, 2013
10:46 AM ET

Should You 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.

Research from the University of Georgia shows that frozen produce may actually offer more nutrients.

Dietician Keri Glassman weighs in and agrees there can be more nutrients in frozen fruits and vegetables.

"Frozen food is picked at peak ripeness and flash frozen," she says. "They are living items, they age just like we age, so when you freeze them you’re retaining their nutritional value."

Glassman encourages people who are not always able to go pick up local, fresh food on a daily basis to incorporate frozen fruits and vegetables into their diets.

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  1. kathleen

    Keri Glassman, if you truly believe in these lies and can comfortably promulgate them, you should open up a store or a smoothie stand and sell "fresh frozen fruits and vegis" as your produce. While your business might be able to squeak by in the US, the rest of the world, who is generally healthier and eats better will laugh at you. I shouldn't have to explain this to a dietician but there are living organism in food-especially fruits and vegis-that are critical to our health and well being. "Flash freezing" food kills them. I see that a previous poster revealed the frozen food foundation funded this study. Who funds you? The little green giant?!

    April 3, 2014 at 10:13 am | Reply
  2. northshorenolan

    Most important aspect that this article omits: Research from the University of Georgia....FUNDED BY THE FROZEN FOOD INDUSTRY! This is just another example of a University getting lots of money to release studies based on falsities. The same thing is going on in the fracking and global warming debate. Don't trust everything you read!

    January 8, 2014 at 2:04 pm | Reply
  3. LiveHealthy

    In my experience one should always be wary when foundations/lobbyists fund university studies. Remember the studies funded by the tobacco industry finding that cig's are good for your health?!?!
    A little digging revealed this: "The Frozen Food Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering scientific research, public awareness and education regarding the nutritional value of frozen foods, partnered with the University of Georgia to conduct a unique study comparing the nutrient content of eight commonly-purchased frozen and fresh fruits and vegetables."
    Stick with fresh. organic if possible. dont let big money fool you into believing these types of "studies"

    December 11, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Reply

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