Food Myths #2: Frozen veggies are
less nutritious than fresh veggies. Some say Frozen veggies are
less nutritious than fresh ones. So let’s take a walk through the wild and wonderful world of flash freezing. First of all, when vegetables are chosen for freezing, they’re picked at the peak of their ripeness, which is also
the peak of their nutritional value. Before they’re frozen, they’re dunked in boiling water and quickly cooled to preserve their quality and to get rid of dirt and organisms. It’s a process called blanching. Enzymes found in veggies help them grow and ripen but after peak ripening, these enzymes will begin to break down the vegetables, and reduce their nutritional value. Blanching deactivates this enzyme induced breakdown and only causes a slight
loss of some water soluble vitamins. When frozen, veggies will maintain
their quality for a little over a year. So thanks to that enzymatic deactivation, your frozen veggies may be nutritionally better off than fresh ones that have been sitting on the shelf too long after peak ripeness. So yeah, frozen is a go! Alright folks, you know the deal. We’ve got the subscribe button right here and we’ve got two more food myths videos make sure to check those out and we’ll see you again very soon.