Consumer Reports finds frozen veggies are just as healthy as fresh veggies

Nutritionist Dawn Jackson Blatner breaks down what to know about the new Consumer Reports findings, which compared the nutritional value of fresh vegetables with frozen ones.
3:12 | 04/03/18

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Transcript for Consumer Reports finds frozen veggies are just as healthy as fresh veggies
Now you see I'm surrounded by strategy tables. We all know we're supposed to eat them but the CDC says 90% don't get enough and we don't stock up because we fear everything will spoil so frozen vegetables, are they the answer and are they as healthy. "Consumer reports" looked at that question and dawn Jackson blatner is here to reveal the answer. Are frozen as healthy. They are similar, in fact, there was a study done by U.C. Davis where they grew fruit answer vegetables and compared them to the flash frozen and found virtually no difference in knew 2rigs? What should you look for? When you buy the frozen bags look at the ingredient, right. Don't want things like additive, salts and sugars, really should just say vegetables instead of all these seasonings on here are the best. When look at sodium, 140 milligrams is what you're looking for or less and then serving size if you are getting those ones keep it in check and check that on the label. Generally not always but generally frozen cheaper. Oh, frozen cheaper. There are so many benefits actually to frozen because you think about how convenient these are, right? Is this the time we're like, oh. Convenience. Right. Because they're so convenient. Already cut and cleaned, right? That's really a big win here. Also if you think about it, they last a long time in your freezer so there's no waste, right? Three to six months you can have them in there and then you don't go to store as much so you could do fresh like the beginning of the week and instead of going back to the store you could keep niece for the second half of the week. Nice. I know "Consumer reports" looked at various products and ranked them by nutritional value. This is so great that "Consumer reports" does it. It's for taste and nutrition, the rankings so you guys ready for the top three. Oh, yeah. I like that. All right. So first up we have the green giant rice veg. Is, the cauliflower risotto medley. Very delicious. Nice. Also tying for first is their plain cauliflower too so that's the first place, second place coming close second, right is the green giant same brand riced veggie, cauliflower and sweet potato. Nice. And then finally we have the bird's eye, steamed fresh protein blends California style. And this one has a little more calorie, a little more sodium but came in high in nutrition because a lot of fiber and protein. You mentioned cauliflower. The company is doing a lot with it. You know, when you're doing all of these frozen, don't just stick them in a pot and boil them because that reduces the nutrition so you want to do steaming, sauteing or microwaving to keep nutrition in there. Thank you, thank you. Yeah and you are. You're right on the money. That cauliflower did a big craze and it's really because it's so versatile and really fun. It's delicious. It's delicious. So you think about it, instead of doing rice you could swap it with kauffmanly flower or mashed potatoes do mashed cauliflower or even do cauliflower pizza crust, right. This all saves calories and carbs. That's why people love it. Thanks for coming in today.

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