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Friday, March 5, 2010

Why smart cooks use frozen vegetables

Why smart cooks use frozen vegetables

1 comment:

Gilly Newman said...

I eat frozen veggies daily and rarely eat fresh. They are super convenient and, while not exactly cheap, are pretty value packed.

(Actually I take issue with them saying frozen is cheaper than fresh; the only time this seems to happen is when it's pre-cut fresh. Frozen veggies are almost always pre-cut though.)

The one thing that concerns me is I've seen other research that suggests microwaving veggies is pretty darn harmful to the nutrients. So is any cooking method, sure, but microwaving especially so. If I had an easy way to steam my frozen veggies without microwaving, I'd do it, but I don't.

Most frozen veggies I buy now are steam-in-bag microwaveable. I wonder if the nutrient loss is the same for these as for non-steam-in-bag?