So many people think that vegetables in the supermarket are fresh and nutritious. This is not exactly the case. Some of them were already picked as long as 10 days before they reach supermarkets. These vegetables have already lost 45 per cent of their nutrients in the process. Although most of buyer thought the vegetables they bought were less than 4 days old.
What experts say
Nutritionist Dr Sarah Schenker said: “The nutritional content of fresh vegetables begins to deteriorate from the minute they are picked. This means that by the time they end up on our plate, although we may think we’re reaping the vegetable’s full nutritional benefits, this is often not the case.”
To have a real fresh veggies, it has to be freshly picked from the garden and consume it directly. Thus, it losts very few nutrients. Or else, conserve it directly in the freezer with very low temperature, it will definitely expand the veggies “shelf life”.
Frozen veggies is more nutritious
The research by scientists at the Institute of Food Researchs added that organic frozen vegetables is a better choice than the fresh ones. The packaging are specially made for conserving their nutritious elements. As long as they are conserved in a very low temperature, they have longer “shelf life” and still highly nutritious when we consume them. The only drawback is that frozen vegetables loose their original taste and the texture also change a little bit, but the level of nutrients is definately higher than the fresh ones.
Source: Live for gardening