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04-24-2007, 02:56 PM
I started buying frozen organic strawberries because they are apparently a lot cheaper and they last longer. Is there any disadvantage to using these? They certainly aren't cooked but I am curious if freezing removes nutrients?
I like them frozen actually since it always gives me a nice cool drink.
04-24-2007, 03:11 PM
Great question! I'm interested in learning about this too!
04-24-2007, 05:57 PM
Hey there! I use a lot of frozen fruits. Last summer I was freezing all kinds of things and have been trying to use it all up. I personally do not think there is a disadvantage to using frozen. Fresh is ideal, but we can't always live in an ideal world. ;) I recently discovered freezing my bananas with their skins/peels on. Around Christmas I had so many bunches to use up and I just took them and plopped them in my freezer. When I needed some I took a bowl of water - lukewarm, and laid the bunch in there. Within minutes their little peels/skins slid right off and what was really cool was they were still white, well, not white, but banana colored, not the brown they usually become when frozen with their peels off. I freeze fresh pineapple slices (after I've cut the green top off and set it in my fridge cut side down for a day or more). I do this so the acid and sugars travel all the way down. I used to love fresh pineapple, but I'd bring it home and immediately cut it and could only eat a portion of it because the rest of it was so acidic, it hurt my tongue.
StarFire - that's what someone who lived in Hawaii told my daughter to do.
Sorry, little OT, but the point it, I really do not think it affects food too terribly by freezing.
04-24-2007, 09:12 PM
Yum! I'm definitely going to try freezing my banana's with the peels on now - and see how that turns out. As far as the pineapples - I had never heard that before - great idea! We usually eat the white pineapples - even more of an amazing sweet taste without the acid zinger on the tongue!! :D
I buy frozen bags of red fruits to supplement my breakfast smoothies/puddings.
In the UK soft fruit, at this time of year, is imported and really expensive :eek: so to keep the intake of red fruit up I buy and use frozen.
This morning; 1 cup froz mixed red berries, banana, orange, total 1/2 cup of soaked pumpkin seeds and pinenuts - delicious.;)
04-25-2007, 09:45 PM
oOooh frozen bananas w/ the peels on are very nice! Once I get them out, I cut them in the middle length-wise(the long side) and scoop the banana to eat like ice cream. :D
04-26-2007, 12:11 PM
doesnt freezing break down the enzymes?
04-26-2007, 10:13 PM
Freezing breaks cell walls. Enzymes remain intact. If you thaw it and leave it around, it spoils faster, because the enzymes (and the germs) no longer are held back by the cell walls.
IVF embryos have grown after being frozen. They couldn't do that if freezing destroyed the enzymes.
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