Frozen Food Facts

We rounded up the most common and persistent myths about frozen foods. Read on to find out the real deal!

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Myth:

Frozen fruits and veggies aren't as nutritious as fresh.

Fact:

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.
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Myth:

Frozen meals don't use real ingredients.

Fact:

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).
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Myth:

Frozen foods are ready to eat.

Fact:

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.
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Myth:

Frozen meals aren't environmentally friendly.

Fact:

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.
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Myth:

All frozen foods contain added preservatives.

Fact:

Freezing is a natural form of preservation, so added preservatives aren’t necessary to preserve frozen food.
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Myth:

Frozen meals aren't a good choice for health-conscious consumers.

Fact:

“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.

Infographics

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Stretch your food dollar and eat nutritiously with frozen foods

The Frozen Advantage Download this infographic. Challenges to eating a healthy diet According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), nearly 9 in 10 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants face barriers in providing their household with a healthy diet.

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The Frozen Food Economy

The frozen food and beverage industry has boosts the U.S. economy. $65 billion Frozen Food Sales, $11.3 billion Tax Revenue, 670,000 Jobs Nationwide. 1 frozen food job produces 3.35 jobs elsewhere. Direct, indirect, and induced employment effects of the frozen food industry: 160,000 Direct Jobs, 510,000 Indirect Jobs.

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Frozen: A Food Waste Solution

Freezing means less wasted food and more access to nutritious portioned meals in every season and community. Frozen foods are often lower in cost-per-serving and have a great shelf life compared to fresh or refrigerated foods.

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