Frozen Food Department
Freezing is a natural way to lock in the freshness and nutrition of your favorite foods. Freezing fresh foods is the easiest way to give you options for your busy life. Whether you're feeding a gaggle of teens before the big game or putting together a romantic meal for two with only minutes to spare, frozen foods are truly great alternatives. Organic, all natural, or something sweet and luscious, there are easy treats for all tastes.
Frozen Food Myths
Frozen Fruits and Veggies aren't as Nutritious as Fresh.
The FDA found that there is no difference in nutrition between frozen produce and fresh produce.
All Frozen Foods Contain Preservatives.
Actually, many of your favorite foods, like lasagna, contain no added preservatives.
Frozen Meals Don't Use Real Ingredients.
What?! The freezer aisle of your supermarket is filled with meals with the highest quality ingredients and prepared the way you would (if you had time).
Frozen Meals Aren't Enviromentally Friendly.
Actually, frozen foods minimize the amount of spoiled food we throw away because they're already portioned out for us, so we can take what we need and save the rest.
Frozen Meals are More Expensive than Restaurant Take-Out Meals.
Restaurant-inspired entrees like seafood scampi, sesame chicken and Monterey chicken, cost just under $4 each. You do the math.
Frozen Meals are Not Good for Weight or Health Conscious People.
Frozen meals are portioned out for you, and portion control is a proven strategy for weight management as recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Freezing: Nature's Pause Button
Freezing is simply nature's pause button, nothing more, nothing less. Freezing is a natural way to lock in the freshness and nutrition of your favorite foods.
A ground breaking new study from the University of Georgia, commissioned by the Frozen Food Foundation, compared the nutrient content of eight commonly purchased frozen and fresh-stored vegetables - blueberries, strawberries, corn, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, green peas and spinach.
The results of this unique "market basket" study conclusively demonstrate that frozen fruits and vegetables are nutritionally equal to - and in many cases superior to - their fresh counterparts. For more on how "nature's pause button" stacked up, visit frozenfoodfacts.org.