Hey pretty, do you know that? In the dreary winter months you sometimes get a huge craving for summer fruit. Of course, fresh supermarket berries, apples, bananas & Co. taste very bland at this time and actually only reaching into the freezer helps. But are frozen fruits and veggies just as good as fresh ones or even better? Let's see, Pretty!
How fresh is fresh really?
At the motley fruit and vegetable counter, you quickly get the feeling that the apple fell straight from the tree into the supermarket crate. Unfortunately, things are a little different in real life. Oh no! There is often a days-long transport between harvest and sale. Due to high temperature fluctuations and constant deliveries, fresh fruit and vegetables can lose a lot of vitamins and nutrients. Yaaas - your weekly market offers a great alternative. There you can not only shop mostly plastic-free, but also support regional farmers and the food is fresher than from the supermarket.
Frozen is not just fast food
In the case of frozen fruits and veggies, the food is picked when it is ready to be harvested and shock-frozen immediately. As a result, they lose fewer nutrients before consumption and can even contain more vitamins and minerals - unlike fresh fruit and vegetables that have been stored at room temperature for too long. And you can save even more with the frozen versions than with food from the fresh food counter. How cool is that?!
Do it yourself!
Do you even grow your own fruit and vegetables, get them from Friends & Family or buy them from local farmers at the weekly market every Saturday? Then you can of course freeze your fresh food yourself and have some of your own fresh fruit and vegetables all year round. Don't forget: Your self-made frozen food does not stay young forever and can also go bad.
Spice up your meals: even when it's not season, you can use the frozen version of your favorite fruit without a guilty conscience and pimp your Pretty Little Meal into a yummy Fancy Little Meal!