A recent Consumer Reports article celebrates all the new varieties of frozen veggies on the market.
According to the article, frozen vegetables today are more than just peas and carrots – as you may be aware from perusing our product offerings. Companies are rolling out products packed with protein, and veggie swaps like zucchini noodles and broccoli tots.
Read more below about how new vegetable options are making their mark on the frozen food aisle!
Frozen Vegetables Today Save Time and Money
Consumers now see frozen veggies spiraled, roasted, riced, mashed, and included in medleys. And even better, these new takes on frozen vegetables save time and money – they cut down on prep time. Many of them are pre-seasoned and cut, and come with easy to follow instructions.
Frozen food is typically cheaper than fresh produce, according to data from the Department of Agriculture. Fresh produce also spoils quickly – sometimes before it’s even left the store. Frozen vegetables have a longer shelf life. No more wasting money by throwing out unused food!
Frozen Vegetables Today are Good for You
In addition, a study done at the University of California Davis compared fresh to frozen vegetables. The team harvested eight items by hand, including broccoli, carrots, green beans, peas, and spinach. They then flash froze half of the vegetables. The other half used traditional storage methods. Both groups also received nutrition tests throughout the study. These tests found that frozen vegetables have as many nutrients as fresh vegetables. In some cases, frozen vegetables did even better than their fresh counterparts.
Consumer Reports Cooking Tips for Frozen Vegetables
Read more about today’s frozen vegetables at consumerreports.org.