Monday, 5 April 2010

Making use of your freezer

At the risk of sounding like a fifties housewife/home-ec. teacher I want to talk about making use of your freezer.

There's lots of talk of cutting down on food waste for environmental reasons but if you aim to eat your food by the 'display until' date (which is best for maximum freshness) you'll soon see that you've only got a couple of days to eat most fruit and veg and can easily end up with a drawer full of out of date veggies that need to be thrown away.

For the maximum health benefits you want to eat your fruit and veg as soon as possible after being picked and this is where the freezer comes in - most frozen veg is frozen straight after picking retaining a lot of their nutrients. The same applies for fish, usually frozen within a few hours of being caught.

Having a stock of frozen veg and fish means you can always put together a healthy nutritious supper, and there's a huge variety to choose from so no reason to get bored ... spinach, chopped peppers, broccoli, winter veg mixes, okre, berries, apples, pears and a whole range of fish and seafood. And when buying fresh make sure you check the 'use by date' before putting it in your trolley, to save wasting food and money.


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