View Full Version : cooking similar to freezing?
10-06-2005, 01:36 PM
Cooking food destroys and changes enzymes and all kinds of things and makes it not as good for you...Do you think freezing can damage or change food proerties also?
10-06-2005, 01:43 PM
No, freezing fruits and vegetables does not kill the enzymes contained in them like heat does. A vast majority of the enzymes stay intact. Fresh fruits and vegetables are the best choice in obtaining essential nutrients and enzymes. The next best is frozen, especially if they are frozen immediately after they are picked.
10-06-2005, 07:51 PM
Generally, yes; but the minute a food is picked it begins to lose nutrition;so no matter what you do, it's going to lose. However, freezing is the best way to store for longer preservation. You will lose some nutrition by freezing, but you'll lose more if you let it sit out or in the fridge for a long period of time.
I just try to eat what I buy as quickly as possible (keep in the fridge for no more than 3 days) and not store too much in the freezer except for nuts and seeds. So I do go shopping more often, but this is my choice. I'd rather have the freshest I can get.
I do have some fruit in there, such as figs and the cherries I picked this summer. But had I not stored them right away in the freezer, they'd be rotten by now :) and I wouldn't be able to have yummy cherries this winter.
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