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Nutrition in fresh versus cooked and frozen foods foods
autumninca posted:
I would like to know what are some of the things that will diminish the vitamin content of fresh vegetables and fruits and other foods? For instance, with each individual vitamin, does cooking effect the vitamin content? What about freezing or standing at room tempature after they are harvested? What other nutrients are lost due to these processes? Are canned and frozen vegetables and fruits lower in nutrients than fresh? If so, is the difference significant? I don,t have a big appetite, so want to eat the most nutritious foods possible to stay in good health. Thanks, Heidi
atti_editor responded:
Hi Heidi,

Here is some information that I found about frozen veggies that I think you will find helpful in answering some of your questions. It says that "nutritionally speaking, frozen veggies are similar to -- and sometimes better than -- fresh ones." The article includes more information as well as some top picks for frozen vegetables you can find in your supermarket. You may also want to post your question in our Diet Community and Food & Cooking Community , where you may get more opinions and answers from other Community members.

Best wishes,

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