Ask Ash: Fresh or frozen vegetables?

31 May, 2011

by The Pfister

Whether you want to learn how to perfect a particular cooking technique, learn how to use a certain ingredient or have a dish related question, Chef Robert Ash has the answers for you.

Fresh or frozen vegetables, is one better than the other?

The fresh versus frozen debate is a common one, however experts say one isn’t necessarily better than the other. Now that it’s spring, you will have an easier time finding fresh produce in season, but if you prefer to buy frozen that’s fine, and here’s the reason why. When companies freeze their fruits and vegetables, they use a special “flash-freeze” process that immediately locks in the nutrients. You’ll want to eat your frozen produce within a few months because over time some of the nutrients will be lost. The most important thing is eating the recommended five daily servings of fruits and vegetables, so how you go about it is a matter of taste.

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