Go frozen for extra nutrients
Surprising fact: Some frozen produce is more nutritious than fresh. A 2013 study conducted at the University of Chester in the U.K. revealed that certain frozen fruits and vegetables are on par with or, in some cases, higher in nutrients like vitamin C, lutein and beta carotene than their fresh counterparts. Why? Researchers think it’s because produce that’s destined for the freezer is picked at peak ripeness and frozen shortly after (following washing and, sometimes, peeling and blanching), to retain maximum nutrients and flavour. Fresh produce, on the other hand, can lose nutrient content in storage and transit — and even once it reaches your kitchen.