How many times have filled to the brim the shopping cart with shopping for the week, and when we get all the products in their bags, they are not going to the cupboard, go straight to the refrigerator.
But do you really think that frozen foods are the same as fresh foods? Not to be alarmist, but let me tell you no, they are not. So today, in Makeufits you comment a little on whether fresh or frozen foods. Pay attention.
Is fresh or frozen?
The following data were collected I will bring a research undertaken by Dr Andrew Rochford, with the sole purpose of comparing the quality of fresh food compared to its equivalent in a frozen state.
To do this, we began acquiring fresh vegetables in a traditional market, along which was acquired meat and other frozen vegetables at the supermarket.
When she was ready raw material for this research, we used the equipment at the University of Western Sydney in order to analyze the nutritional value of each food, so you can compare them both.
Thus, the measured levels of potassium, vitamin C and calcium in the vegetables, and levels of iron, protein and magnesium in the flesh.
What are the results?
More surprises than expected. First, the fresh and frozen vegetables showed no major differences in nutrient content base, especially the fresh vegetables for a small superiority in potassium and calcium.
But as for the vitamin C itself that there was a difference, but surprisingly in favor of frozen vegetables, which came to show two of these nutrients in the case of fresh vegetables.
With regard to meat, only observed increased levels of iron in meat frozen sections with more than 12 months of age. But in this case, you should eat fresh or frozen sections of packaged under a year.
Recommendations for eating fresh or frozen
In the case of vegetables and fruits, are harvested as soon as they begin to lose nutrients. It is best to eat them as fresh as possible, either through food that we harvest ourselves, or from products sold in agricultural markets.
Failure to do this, you should refrigerate food, for the mere exposure to sun or air allows the leakage of nutrients to intensify.
The meat is also healthier the fresher it is, besides the taste will be much better, but in this case are handled times higher than with vegetables.
To give you a better idea of the time recommended for food storage, here we provide data that can guide:
Sheep meat: 1 year.
Chicken: 6 months.
Pork: 6 months.
Seafood: 3 months.
Vegetables: 6 months.
Given the information you provide, be sure to eat fresh or frozen without exceeding the allotted time. Remember that the plant nutrients lost to ambient temperature, so that avoids exposing too.
While for some the frozen foods have a bad name, if you follow these tips, you'll be providing a healthy diet to your family with the maximum possible benefits.
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