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Frozen, Canned And Fresh Vegetables Are All Good For You

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 4/13/2014

Spring is here. And that means fresh produce will be available at local farmer's markets before you know it. But nutritionists will tell you, healthy veggies can also be found in your freezer or cupboard shelves all year long. Here's Susan Hendricks to explain why in today's Health Minute. Ah, just look at these veggies and fruits. Picked at their peak of freshness and flavor, it's a great way to enjoy your produce. Overall, vegetables fresh from the farm and just picked are healthiest. But sometimes they sit on grocer's shelves. Dieticians say, if you can't get to a farmer's market, you may want to look at your frozen food or canned section. "Research shows that fresh, frozen and canned vegetables are nutritionally equivalent because their time of harvest and processing,' says Marie Spano, a registered dietician. That's right, frozen and canned vegetables are good for you too, because most are packed right after picking, which means they are full of nutrients. "Vegetables picked at their peak time of ripeness retain more of their vitamins, minerals and antioxidants," Spano says. But beware of the salt, especially in canned veggies. Try to buy those without salt. And know the best way to prepare vegetables. Don't boil them, no matter what form they are in. Instead... "You want to cook vegetables in as little water as possible, so microwaving, steaming and stir frying are some of your best cooking methods," Spano says.

   
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