Whenever I make smoothies I get so many messages telling me there’s no point me using frozen fruit because I won’t get the same nutrients compared to fresh fruit. You’re right in a way though, I won’t get the same benefits from fresh fruit to frozen frozen. In fact, I am most likely to benefit more from frozen fruit, let me explain why…
Let’s be honest whenever we buy fruit we don’t eat it all straight away, it probably sits in the fruit bowl or in the fridge for a few days and then you eat it, just realising you don’t want it to go off and end up having to throw it away.
Fruit and vegetables are normally picked just before they get fully ripe so they can go through transportation however because of this, it prevents them to develop the most amount of nutrients, such as the vitamins, minerals and natural antioxidants. This means that fresh fruit you get from the supermarket may not contain it’s full range of nutrients, as once it gets picked it stops producing all the vitamins and antioxidants it should have.
Now comparing this to frozen fruit and vegetables once they are at their ripest they get picked, containing the maximum amount of nutrients and then it gets washed and frozen. It gets frozen at its peak, the best form, including all its nutrients within it, so when you either defrost it or cook it, you are using it at its best. For myself I blend my fruit into a smoothie which makes it so refreshing because it’s cold but I can still get all the benefits from it.
Fresh fruit and veg can lose upto 46% of it’s essential nutrients through transportation
Using frozen fruit and veg may also save you a lot of time as you don’t have to prepare and cut fresh fruit all the time. Also it can save you a lot of money as well.
Sincerely Sophs x