Amount of nutrients lost when freezing fruits/veggies?

Does flash freezing help?

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Not sure about this one but more nutrients are lost in cooking food than freezing it.

The only vitamins that are lost through freezing are vitamin E and B6 (vitamin C can be also lost if foods are stored for over six months), and it requires no special equipment other than freezer bags and a good freezer. It is recommended to blanch (briefly boil) most vegetables before freezing in order to remove any contaminants or bacteria, as well as preserve color. For the best results, freeze only very fresh, blemish-free produce.

Best fruits and vegetables:
Asparagus, green beans, lima beans, broccoli, cauliflower, corn, peas, peppers

It's hard to avoid because freezing provides convenience. Best to eat fruits and veggies fresh and raw.


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