At Fresh Farms Gourmet, we believe that fresh, locally grown vegetables are the best way to maintain good health. However, we understand that fresh produce is not always readily available or affordable for everyone. That's why we want to shed some light on the differences between fresh, canned, and frozen vegetables and help you make informed decisions about your health.
According to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, a person needs anywhere between five and thirteen servings of fruits and vegetables every day to maintain good health. While fresh vegetables are ideal, they can sometimes be days old by the time they reach the store shelves, losing nutrients along the way. Both canned and frozen vegetables are typically processed within hours of being harvested, which helps preserve their nutrients.
Frozen vegetables are blanched, which affects their nutritional value slightly, but they are usually picked and processed at the height of ripeness. Canned vegetables, on the other hand, require a lot more processing and may have less nutritional value than frozen vegetables. However, if you choose canned vegetables, make sure to avoid varieties with added sugars or sodium, and keep in mind that many of the nutrients stay in the liquid. So, try not to drain canned vegetables and use the liquid in your recipes.
While the nutritional value of vegetables can vary depending on their age, processing, and preparation, the most important thing is that you eat them. It's recommended that you get at least 2 1/2 cups of vegetables every day for a 2,000-calorie diet. At Fresh Farms Gourmet, we offer a wide variety of locally grown, fresh vegetables that are perfect for any meal.
Fresh Farms Gourmet’s 100% organic veggies contain no additives or preservatives.
If you love veggies, but you’re dissatisfied with store-bought options, request a Gourmet Food Sample meeting. We will customize your order based on your family size and needs.
Uplevel your health with quality vegetables, and ask about our farm-fresh options.