View Full Version : are frozen veggies/fruits raw?
08-11-2005, 03:23 PM
I don't eat those so I never look at the packages, but someone who is starting this new asked me this, and I want a correct answer. Don't they pasteurize this or put sodium in them, and that, in turn, would make them not raw? What about the organic frozen fruit as well?
08-11-2005, 03:40 PM
Frozen vegetables are blanched. I doubt the frozen fruit is though.
08-11-2005, 03:46 PM
Does blanched mean not raw?
08-11-2005, 03:49 PM
To blanch: This term means to plunge foods into boiling water for a few seconds or a few minutes, then remove and place in ice water. This process sets the color of vegetables, lets you easily peel fruits, and slip the skins off nuts. The food does not cook all the way through, so crisp texture is preserved.
08-11-2005, 03:54 PM
I don't buy frozen fruit or veggies, but I do make my own, and it is all raw,
however, there are many people who say that you loose about 50% of nutrients when eating frozen foods
I think it all depends on the lesser of two evils, frozen fruits and veggies are better than canned which are NOT raw at all, but fresh is always the best.
I say, do the best you can, and if you want blueberries, and you can ONLY get frozen, then get those and enjoy them.
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