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There seems to be an inconsistent belief among the general public on the nutritional value of frozen fruits and vegetables. While frozen foods are definitely not nature's healthiest option, this idea seems to carry over onto fresh fruits and vegetables that have been frozen.
Not all frozen food is bad for your health. There is a significant difference between frozen meals, which are packaged and processed and packed with unhealthy ingredient... vs real fruits and vegetables that have been frozen.
Freezing is actually a form of preservation without synthetic chemicals. Cutting up a fruit and putting it in the freezer helps it to stay fresher for longer without having to worry about adding preservatives. Frozen fruits and veggies are actually far healthier than canned foods.
As for the nutritional value, research shows that it is completely unchanged by the freezing process. The fruit or vegetable contains the same levels of nutrients as when it is frozen. So an unripe frozen plant food will not ripen while it is frozen, so it will be just as unripe as the day you stuck it in the freezer.