5/17/2011

What to Eat Fresh, Frozen or Canned?

I don't know if I buy fresh, frozen and canned fruits and vegetables. What is the best choice?

Good question! We always talk about cool being the best pick, but sometimes this does not always so. Depending on the types of fruits and vegetables of purchase (e.g. tomato vs canned tomatoes), some of the nutrition might be different. The good thing about fruits and vegetables, however, is they are packed with vitamins, minerals and fibre diet, essential in the promotion of good health and reduce the risk of some diseases.

The type of fruit and vegetables you buy can have an effect on their nutritional benefits. For example, canned apples in syrup of sugar may not be the best choice of fruit - perhaps collecting unsweetened applesauce might be an alternative. What to choose? At least, choose one of them (fresh, frozen or canned) - much better than anything at all. But if the world is generally the fresh oyster is the first choice.

Fresh

In terms of nutritional value, fresh fruits and vegetables tend to be the best option in comparison with frozen or canned. When a fruit or vegetable fresh and on top of his maturity, there is no beating! Many commercial farmers picking fruits and vegetables before reaching maturity of peak (nutritional peak) to prevent deterioration, but the longest sitting in the transport, storage, the platform of supermarket or your refrigerator, the less nutrients are when they finally eat them. The best tip I can give them is to buy fruits and vegetables are in season and eat them within two to three days of the purchase. With spring finally here, start check your supermarket of berries, melon, pineapple, asparagus, snap beans and Zucchini.

Frozen

Although fresh is usually the best choice, ice cream, fruits and vegetables are a convenient place. Fruit and vegetables intended for freezing are chosen closer to its peak maturity and then frozen Flash before being packaged. This technique may compromise some nutrients, but blocks the rest for an extended period of time. And when it comes to remains of food, it is possible that you can not eat the fresh products as quickly as expected (losing them) and frozen is a great alternative to have them available when you need them.

Canned

Canned fruits and vegetables are generally his third election; (from) (syrup of sugar, salt and preservatives are normally added to extend the life.) But in terms of stability of the platform, difficult to overcome. Search for items that are low in sodium (no salt added) and usually do not contain high levels of salt or sugar. Some canned items are actually higher in fresh nutrients; canned tomatoes have higher levels of lycopene (antioxidant) than fresh. Therefore not always so bad!

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