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Frozen Spinach Is Nutrient Rich

Frozen Spinach Does the Body Good

The canned spinach that made Popeye's muscles go crazy was probably loaded with sodium and ultimately not the best method for eating this super green, leafy veggie.
On the other hand, frozen spinach might just be more nutritious than fresh. The nutritional benefits of spinach start to breakdown after the leafy green is picked. In fact, four days in your crisper can reduce the amount of beneficial nutrients health-boosting carotenoids and the folate (a B vitamin) in spinach. Yep, even if you refrigerate this veggie, it can still lose its nutritional value. For this reason it is a great idea to use frozen spinach. It is generally processed immediately after being picked, locking in the nutrients. This is a great option if fresh spinach is scarce or really expensive. Check out this recipe for Tomatoes Stuffed With Spinach and Ham, which conveniently uses frozen spinach!

Fit's Tip: Remember, it is recommend that you eat at least five servings of fruit and vegetables daily — fresh or frozen. So if the fresh produce at the grocery looks old and depleted, experiment with using frozen veggies or fruit. Frozen fruit is a great addition to any smoothie.

Is there a frozen veggie or fruit that you use regularly? Share the details in the comment section below.


annam89 annam89 8 years
I use frozen spinach in my fruit smoothies and it's an easy way to get veggies in the morning :)
herfallingstar herfallingstar 9 years
I normally buy canned spinach, but I think I'll make the switch now that I've read this! I always buy frozen mixed veg. At the moment I'm getting casserole veg (onion, swede, potato, celery), but I'll go back to Special (brocolli, red pepper, carrot).
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 9 years
I love frozen spinach - as a matter of fact, I just had some tonight with dinner! My typical frozen veggies that I buy = spinach, asparagus, green beans. broccoli, peppers & onions! **I love chopped onions - you never have to chop another onion again & you won't have to cry doing so!
sweetrae80 sweetrae80 9 years
i put frozen spinach in dips, soups, and pasta-yummy and so easy!
mannylove mannylove 9 years
My freezer is packed with frozen veggies & fruit! I love it, so convenient & always have plenty on hand. Frozen fruit is also great for certain desserts or pancakes, etc. My favorite is frozen peas, I probably have about 5 bags of them in my freezer right now...I love making pea puree, a great side dish to salmon. The quality is always good, and I always buy organic, so I feel good about eating them.
ella1978 ella1978 9 years
I do frozen veggies because A.) they last longer B.)they generally have more nutrients in them than fresh. We do usually get fresh green beans & broccoli to steam but my favorite frozen veggie is peas. Boil them in water, sprinkle on a little chilly pepper, minced garlic & if you are feeling bad throw on a little mozzarella cheese (go with the part skim if you are only feeling a little bad) and they are a great dish. I would eat just that for dinner some days when I was single & didn't have to worry about cooking for two!
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
I only buy fresh produce. I just don't have a need for frozen since I only use them in fresh ways.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Not much of a frozen veggie fan but I'm trying...
HipMom HipMom 9 years
I love spinach! I usually cook mine the sautee it with a little olive oil and garlic. I alsdo use frozen broccoli, string beans and peas regularly - I like to steam them a little but hate them when they are overcooked! I use unsweetened frozen berries in my smoothies and add them to my yogurt, or make bircher muesly... yum
Sarah10563 Sarah10563 9 years
I love frozen veggies, I'm just like pookietrue I love the steam-fresh bags, especially bird's eye brand. They have a ton of different mixes too, my favorite is asian medley (no extra sauce or calories). I actually just made one for dinner, broccoli with mushrooms, I browned some tofu and onions with garlic and red pepper flakes and mixed it all together, delicious. But I'm a veggie so eating an entire bag of frozen veggies every night is standard for me haha.
tiffanysophia tiffanysophia 9 years
The only frozen veggie I eat is spinach, so yay for me I guess! Everything else I get fresh, but usually the big bag of spinach wilts before I can use it all, so I like the frozen. I throw it in everything! Also frozen mixed berries, for smoothies and in yogurt, mmm!
marygrace marygrace 9 years
i have lots of frozen spinach, kale, broccoli, and cauliflower since i live at school and only have access to a microwave. its not the best tasting, but that probably cause i just heat it up plain. its better than nothing, though! i also keep frozen fruits to puree into quick sorbets.
klandrach klandrach 9 years
I like frozen veggies because they are easy to have an emergency quick dinner. The stir-fry ones are nice and I throw in some frozen shrimp and have a complete meal. I know it is better to eat fresh, but life is hectic.
sarahcateh sarahcateh 9 years
I put frozen peas in EVERYTHING. I make the kids I nanny for eat macaroni and cheese. I figure it's the only way they'll eat their veggies and it tastes really great!
ibiteback ibiteback 9 years
When I have a recipe that calls for corn on the cob and its not summer, I use frozen corn on the cob. It is made by green giant. It is so great because there is no way you will find fresh corn on the cob in the middle of winter!
pookietrue pookietrue 9 years
I love frozen veggies. Those steam in the bag veggies are the best invention ever! I tried frozen strawberries before and tried to defrost them....but it just wasn't the same.
Meearya Meearya 9 years
The only vegetables that are any good frozen, in my opinion, are peas or lima beans. Otherwise, I go fresh. But then again, I have any problems stopping by the fruit and veggie vendors or the market on my way home from work.
Alexisis Alexisis 9 years
How does no-salt added canned spinach compare to frozen spinach? Still worse in the nutrient department? Spinach is my go to veggie, along with frozen green beans, a sporadic sweet potato & newly added spaghetti squash :)
emalove emalove 9 years
I buy a lot of frozen veggies...broccoli, spinach, corn, green beans, asparagus. There are a couple of brands that I really like. As for fruit, I usually just buy fresh.
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
I haven't had much luck w/frozen veggies, they always turn out too soggy. But I love frozen fruit in the summer, adding it to some yogurt and throwing it all in the blender... Yummy! :)
kristennn kristennn 9 years
I always have frozen broccoli in my freezer!
skilledatlife4 skilledatlife4 9 years
I always use frozen fruits. I love them in smoothies, oatmeal, cereal , yogurt, or even just as a snack.
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