LONDON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The frozen food market is a thriving one, with many consumers looking for foods that are convenient and that will not spoil within a few days. According to Infiniti Research, the market was valued at USD 231.4 billion in 2016, and will grow at a CAGR of 6.15% to reach USD 311.9 billion by 2021. Ready-to-eat meals currently make up the largest share of the market, accounting for over 33% of the entire market, while fruits and vegetables only have a share of 7.27%, sitting behind the meat and seafood categories.
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The lower popularity of frozen fruits and vegetables is due at least in part to the common perception that they are less healthy than their fresh counterparts. However, while ready-to-eat meals often have unhealthy levels of ingredients such as sodium, sugar, and trans fats, frozen foods that have been through little processing do not have this issue. And, as research reveals, the act of freezing fresh produces does not immediately remove its nutritional value.
A newly published two-year study by the University of Georgia has determined that frozen fruits and vegetables contain at least as much nutrition as those bought from the produce aisle. In some cases, the amounts of vitamins A and C were higher in frozen produce than in fresh. This is because frozen fruits and vegetables are generally frozen shortly after being harvested, while fresh products often have to travel for days before reaching grocery store shelves. While frozen produce does lose nutritional value over time, it does so slowly, meaning that it is still a good way to get important nutrients.
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