Fresh, frozen, and canned fruits and vegetables each have their own special qualities. Knowing how they’re different can help you make sure you fit in fruits and veggies every day.
Fresh fruits and veggies are picked and sold right away. They are like the superheroes of the food world, packed with vitamins and minerals to keep us healthy and strong. However, they don’t last as long as the other types. It’s best to eat them within a few days of getting them.
Frozen fruits and vegetables are like time travelers. They are picked at their ripest then quickly frozen to keep all the goodness locked in. This means they can be just as nutritious as fresh ones. They last much longer as they’re stored in the freezer. This means we can enjoy them even when they’re not in season. Just make sure to check the label and avoid ones with added sugars or sauces.
Canned fruits and vegetables can be very convenient. They are preserved in cans with water or syrup, which helps them stay good for a long time. These can be a good choice when fresh options are not available or if freezer space is limited. Remember to choose ones with no added sugar or extra salt.
So, whether you’re crunching on fresh carrots, munching on frozen berries, or savoring canned peaches, there’s a tasty and nutritious choice for everyone!
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