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JJR
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Well, last week I threw out 2 things of raspberries because they were all moldy.  And I can't tell you how many times I have to throw a portion of fresh berries out.  It's annoying.  And we don't let them sit very long.  A week tops.  But in 2 days or so, sometimes the stuff is moldy.  

So, I started to buy berries frozen this week.  Is the nutritional value much lower than fresh?  I would think it is somewhat, but wondering if it significant.

Any comments are welcome obviously.  


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Well, last week I threw out 2 things of raspberries because they were all moldy.  And I can't tell you how many times I have to throw a portion of fresh berries out.  It's annoying.  And we don't let them sit very long.  A week tops.  But in 2 days or so, sometimes the stuff is moldy.  

So, I started to buy berries frozen this week.  Is the nutritional value much lower than fresh?  I would think it is somewhat, but wondering if it significant.

Any comments are welcome obviously.  


Honestly, because they are frozen fresh, the chance of them sitting for a while losing their nutrients is less. Frozen can sometimes be better than fresh, nutrition wise. Frsh doesn't always mean fresh. Fresh fruit still has to go from being picked to your store which could be on the other side of the country from where it was picked. I preferto get frozen berries unless I'm getting them at a farmers market because the ones bought in a store don't last very long atall. They losea lot of their "good" time in shipment to the store.
Just my .02 worth


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Honestly, because they are frozen fresh, the chance of them sitting for a while losing their nutrients is less.


I agree. I've thrown out moldy berries after 1-2 days. I buy the Dole frozen unsweetened berries, and I buy the frozen wild ones when I can afford them or they're on sale. I make ice cream, sorbet, smoothies from them and I take them to work. I also really love the frozen greens. So easy when you're in a hurry.  

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When I find a great deal on fresh...  I save out what I think I can eat in 1-2 days, and freeze the rest. I put them on a sheet pan first for an hour, and then into a bag.

I do buy a lot of frozen, as well....



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I think they are a good idea, and allow us to eat beneficial/superfood fruits.  I never wanted to be forced to buy all neutral fruits just because the beneficials were out of season.

I know, it's a great idea to eat seasonal foods, but right now, I'm going for the Superfoods.

Very fresh, healthy and delicious in my opinion.



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Get a raspberry bush, ABNW.


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I planted some!!!!!!  Gotta wait until next year before they give me some fruit though.  My friend had to take some out of his yard and he gave me some.  I wasn't sure if they were going to make it but I got fresh leaves on alot of the stems I planted and I think it'll be OK.  He claims they go like wildfire and take over.  I'm hoping he's right because I have just the spot they can take over and we'll be eating them!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Frozen fruit is just fine as long as it doesn't have sugar added to it--it's not too hard to find just plain fruit in most stores and HFSs. I keep several bags of fruit in the freezer to use in all sorts of ways.

You can also take the fresh fruit you've bought and freeze it the way pixelland described. This works really well, especially for berries, but also for larger fruit like peaches if you slice them and dip the slices in lemon juice to keep them from turning brown.


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You can make a fantastic fruit sorbet with your Vita-Mix.  We just dump in a couple cups of fruit, dump in some agave and maybe a little vanilla, puree it until it's smooth, and it's just like ice cream.


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mmmm sounds good.  Anybody wanna sell me a VitaMix?  i got $20


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are there none at ebay??


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They're terribly expensive even on e-bay.  DH bought me one for our anniversary last year.  Most ladies want jewelry.  I want a glorified blender.  *lol*


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maybe that's what i should do... just get married and ask for expensive appliances


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Try using blueberries in a kale or swiss chard stirfry.  The berries add a real delicious light fruity taste to the strong tasting vegies.
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Here's an idea from Cook's Illustrated for making fresh berries store longer, I tried it on some currants that I've been too sick to can, and they still look great after 5 days (they usually mold within 2 days).  If you have a salad spinner, this is a great way to go.

1. Pick out any bad berries, then wash berries in bowl with 3 cups water mixed with 1 cup white vinegar (I've used apple cider vinegar as well). Drain in colander and rinse under running water  
2. Place berries in salad spinner lined with 3 layers of paper towels. Spin for 15 seconds or until berries are completely dry.  
3. Store berries in paper towel-lined sealable container, keeping lid slightly open to allow excess moisture to escape.  

P.S. on the blender tangent: Blendtec blenders are awesome too.  A spouse who will buy you a vitamix or blendtec is the most awesome


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maybe that's what i should do... just get married and ask for expensive appliances


No, no, no.  Get married and buy your wife one and you get to use it too.


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