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Why Frozen Broccoli Is More Nutritious Than Fresh
In 2015, a study revealed the surprising benefits of eating frozen broccoli, discovering that it contained higher levels of riboflavin, or vitamin B2, than its fresh counterparts.
Led by Dr. Ali Bouzari, and published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, the study found that blanching broccoli and then freezing it increases its vitamin content.
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) is an antioxidant which boosts energy levels and the immune system. Consuming frozen broccoli during colder months can support health (per StatPearls).
Fresh produce can lose nutrients during transportation and storage. Flash-frozen broccoli, whether store-bought or homemade, preserves its texture and nutritional content.
Choose brands like Birds Eye, whose vegetables are flash-frozen with no preservatives, artificial colors, or flavors. Additives can ruin taste, texture, and nutritional value.