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Are Frozen Vegetables Nutritious?

By
Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS,

Quick Tip: Frozen Vegetables Offer Great Nutrition

Fresh, local vegetables may be harder to come by at this time of year--unless you live somewhere where it stays warm year-round (in which case, can I come visit you?). Frozen vegetables are a nutritious and budget-friendly alternative during the winter months.  Some nutrients are lost in processing, of course. But because they are harvested at their nutritional peak and processed immediately, frozen vegetables can actually be more nutritious than “fresh” produce that travels halfway around the world to your local grocery store.

I have more on freezing food here.

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About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show. 

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