frozen vegetables = non frozen counter part?

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  1. sickson

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    Do my frozen vegetables have all those anti oxidants, vitamins, blah blah reasons why we are suposed to eat vegetables? Im not eating them because it tastes good....I am getting a return on these bitches?
     
  2. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    I've actually heard that frozen vegetables are better than fresh because they're flash frozen when they're perfectly ripe.

    Just make sure to buy the plain ones, not the ones that are mixed with sauces and crap like that.
     
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    bear frankly rover i dont give a "woof

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    yeah pretty much
     
  4. Skeletor

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    frozen mixed veggies = fucking delicious, recognize.
     
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    the problem is that if you cook them (cuz you're not going to want to eat it frozen), you can denature compounds like folate and lose as much as 95% of the nutritional content.
     
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    Depending on how you cook them some vegetables can actually keep or even increase their nutritional value.
     
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    well fuck me, tell me stir frying isnt one of those ways :x:
     
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    steam/stirfry > boil
     
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    The vitamins is lost in the water, mostly. So like the guy before me said,
    pressure cooking > dry heat > steaming > boiling
    Microwave can be anywhere in there depending on the vegetable, but it often ends up being the worse I think. Also, larger pieces and shorter cooking means less vitamin loss.
     
  10. Skeletor

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    what kind of vitamins do green vegetables provide that I can't get from fruit or a multi?


    I've always just figured the main reason why i should be eating vegetables is for the fiber.. I drink a couple glasses of OJ or take a multi for vitamins.
     
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    A natural form I think is always better but veggies offer benefits other than vitamins that a multi cannot, phytochemicals etc
     
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    So can you just drink the water?
     
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    Not ALL the water-soluble vitamins leak out, but some to most of it. You COULD drink it, but most of the time they suggest using this as a base for a soup, just like you'd do if you boiled chicken (but then, it's mostly because of the taste :bowdown:)
     
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    Nutrients from whole food are often better absorbed than from a multi, maybe because there are compounds which we don't know of. Veggies also help take care of the acid-base balance, helps balance our sodium intake with potassium, provides antioxidants. Then they give fiber/vitamins/minerals which you could take from a multivitamin or fruits although it's recommended that we take at least 1 green and 1 orange fruit or vegetable each day because their colors indicate different compounds, and I don't know many green fruits (I don't think unripe bananas count :o).
     
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    my friend works in ag, and this was his opinion

    he says that frozen vegetables are not of a higher quality than "most" fresh produce....basically if they can't sell it in the store they cut it up and freeze/can it

    "nutritionally" it is equal to fresh, but remember, the most important part about cooking veggies is to not cook them until they are mush, steam them but keep them a little firm

    ie. boiled veggies lose tons of their vitamins/etc in the water
     
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