FROZEN fruit and vegetables may be healthier than fresh produce found at supermarkets.
This is the conclusion of two independent studies carried out by Leatherhead Food Research and the University of Chester.
Researchers found more Vitamin C, polyphenols, anthocyanins, lutein and beta-carotene in frozen fruit and vegetables.
Their fresh counterpart, however, scored worse on these components said to be good in preventing cancer.
The explanation may lie in the long time that passes by since the produce is picked until eaten.
They lose some of the nutrients when stored at the supermarket and at home, while frozen vegetables retain their vitamins.