When it’s the rainy season, I want sunny FRUIT. There’s not a lot growing this time of year, but take heart: frozen fruit it a great option — and I swear! You’re not compromising your health or ideals. Here’s why:
Frozen fruit can be fresher and more high quality than the fresh fruit you buy in the produce aisle.
Yes, you read that right.
Let me explain. Fruit picked for fresh sale is often picked long before it’s ripe, leaving it to ripen off the vine or branch. They do this because under-ripe fruit is easier to transport without damage. This is the case even for organic fruit.
While early picking isn’t necessarily a big deal, fruit left to ripen as nature intended is far more flavorful and in some cases, more nutrient dense.
There’s also the chemical ripening of fruit with acetylene gas, which isn’t necessarily a problem, but doesn’t make for the best quality eating experience when compared to naturally ripened fruit.
NOW! Frozen fruit is picked MUCH closer to the ripe period, because it’s not being transported nearly as far. That means frozen fruit can actually more more flavorful and nutrient dense that fresh fruit. Huzzah!!
Plus, frozen fruit lasts infinitely longer because it’s kept in the freezer. Even had fruit go bad while sitting on your counter, attracting a swarm of fruit flies that linger in your kitchen for the next week? (barf)
Not a problem with frozen fruit.
So the next time you’re craving raspberries in January or peaches in March, go for it. Grab a big bag of frozen fruit and dig in.