Are frozen fruits nutritious?

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  1. nick jacoby

    nick jacoby Purple Belt

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    I eat alot of frozen berries.

    Do they pack a healthy dose of nutrition or do they lose something in freezing?
     
  2. hyu244

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    They lose some nutrients, but they also have the benefit that they can be picked and stored at peak ripeness so in general I wouldn't be concerned about losing too much nutritional value.
     
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    I do too.

    Fresh fruit is likely the better option but frozen fruit can still retain a lot of their nutrients. One advantage that frozen fruit/vegetables have is that they are often able to be picked at their ripest since they're frozen so quickly and there is little chance of spoilage. A disadvantage is that whatever pesticides are still on the frozen produce don't degrade as quickly as they can be preserved right along with the fruit.

    Fresh produce is exposed to UV light and variations in temperature which help degrade any chemical residues left over from the growing process.
     
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    Frozen vegetables apparently hold in most of the nutrients so I imagine it might be similar with fruit.
     

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