FROZEN FOOD FACTS

MYTH:
FROZEN FRUITS AND VEGGIES AREN’T AS NUTRITIOUS AS FRESH

StrawberriesFact: Recent studies found that there is no difference in nutrition between frozen produce and fresh produce and, in some cases, frozen can be higher in nutrients than fresh-stored produce.

MYTH:
FROZEN MEALS DON’T USE REAL INGREDIENTS

PastaFact: The freezer aisle of your supermarket is filled with meals made with the highest quality ingredients and prepared the way you would (if you had the time).

MYTH:
FROZEN FOODS ARE READY TO EAT

TomatoFact: Frozen Foods include on-package cooking instructions for quality and safety. Be sure to follow the cooking directions to keep you and your family safe and to ensure the best tasting food.

MYTH:
FROZEN MEALS AREN’T ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

Food ScaleFact: Actually, frozen foods minimize the amount of spoiled food we throw away because they’re already portioned out for us, so we can take what we need and save the rest for later use.

MYTH:
FROZEN MEALS ARE MORE EXPENSIVE THAN RESTAURANT TAKE-OUT MEALS

Chicken DrumstickFact: Restaurant-inspired entrees like seafood scampi, sesame chicken and Monterey chicken, cost under $4 each. You do the math.

MYTH:
FROZEN MEALS AREN’T A GOOD CHOICE FOR HEALTH-CONSCIOUS CONSUMERS

Pizza SliceFact: “Better-for-you” options are available in the frozen food aisle to make it easier for consumers to control intakes of calories, fat, saturated fat and sodium.