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11 Fruits and Veggies You May Be Better Off Buying Frozen

Reader's Digest.CA Logo By Lisa Marie Conklin of Reader's Digest.CA | Slide 1 of 11: One of the practical reasons for buying fruits and vegetables frozen is they're seasonal and often need to be imported from other countries. 'In order for berries to be ripe by the time they get to us, they are often picked in their pre-ripe form and they further lose some of their nutrients during their long travel to your grocery store,' says Cassandra Suarez, MS, RDN, CPT of Boston, Massachusetts. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries are a better value frozen when out of season because they begin to lose their nutrients moments after being picked. Check out these <a href="http://www.rd.com/health/healthy-eating/8-healthy-fruit-smoothies-for-breakfast/1">delicious breakfast smoothie recipes</a>.

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One of the practical reasons for buying fruits and vegetables frozen is they're seasonal and often need to be imported from other countries. 'In order for berries to be ripe by the time they get to us, they are often picked in their pre-ripe form and they further lose some of their nutrients during their long travel to your grocery store,' says Cassandra Suarez, MS, RDN, CPT of Boston, Massachusetts. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries are a better value frozen when out of season because they begin to lose their nutrients moments after being picked. Check out these delicious breakfast smoothie recipes.
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