47.DOES FROZEN FOOD LOSE NUTRIENTS Moderated discussion and help for Food Combining and the Hay diet, Cookery and recipes, Starch or Protein

DOES FROZEN FOOD LOSE NUTRIENTS: from on 2006-07-18

I EAT AS MUCH FRESH RAW FOOD AS I CAN. I OFTEN AVOID FROZEN FOODS AT ALL POSSIBLE COSTS IN GENERAL, BUT AT TIMES CERTAIN THINGS ARE EASIER TO OBTAIN IF BOUGHT FROZEN (BABY CORN FOR EXAMPLE)
DOES FREEZING FOOD CAUSE THE FOOD TO LOSE ITS NUTRIENTS AND MAKE EATING IT USELESS??
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IF FREEZING DOES NOT CAUSE THE FOOD TO LOSE NUTRIENTS, DO I NEED TO BE MORE CAREFUL IN HOW I COOK OR DEFROST THEM BECAUSE OF ANY KIND OF CHANGE IN THE FOOD DUE TO FREEZING??

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DOES FROZEN FOOD LOSE NUTRIENTS: from Peter on 2006-07-18

Properly frozen fresh food will often have higher levels of nutrients than food that has been on display in a shop. To match these levels you need to grow your own and eat fresh from the garden.

In most cases cook from frozen. Defrosting and cooking in a microwave, with the minimum of water is the best way of preserving nutrients. Often no added water is needed when cooking from frozen. Don't boil in water as this leaches out nutrients - unless you are going to drink all the water used.