Sunday, January 08, 2012

Broccoli should be had fresh!!

Broccoli should be had fresh and not frozen.
  1. Frozen Broccoli is not as firm as Fresh Broccoli
  2. Frozen Broccoli doesn't taste as good as Fresh Broccoli
  3. Frozen Broccoli doesn't contain the broccoli stalk which is not only more nutritious, but also more fibrous than the brocolli florets
  4. According to this page, "frozen broccoli has twice as much sodium as fresh (up to 68 mg per 10 oz. package), about half the calcium, and smaller amounts of iron, thiamin, riboflavin, and vitamin C."
Peas on the other hand should be had frozen since (from here), "Peas are high in sugar content, so they have to be blanched before freezing to stop enzyme activity from turning sugars into starch and ruining their fresh sweet flavor."

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