Frozen fruit is the most widely eaten food on earth, but it’s not the only one.
A growing number of fruits and vegetables are also packaged in containers that can freeze and be eaten immediately.
Frozen fruits and veggies are popular because they are easy to prepare and are cheap, said Julie Johnson, a certified food technologist and food scientist with the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
“You can freeze them in your freezer for a few days, and when they’re cold they’re ready to go,” she said.
But if you’re eating them on the go, you need to think about where they came from and how they’re grown.
“When you’re preparing for a date, for example, it’s good to be sure that you’re buying fruits and the vegetables that are grown organically,” Johnson said.
“If you buy something that’s not grown in a field, you’re going to end up with a lot of pesticides in your produce.”
That’s because most fruits and vegetable growers use genetically modified seeds to make their crops resistant to pests.
But these seeds are not designed to survive the harsh weather conditions that winter and summer.
“These are really good seeds, but you have to buy them because they’re not going to last in the cold,” said Jocelyn Niehaus, the director of the Organic Farmers Markets program at The Farm at La Crosse, Wisconsin, a nonprofit that helps organic farmers sell organic food.
“It’s important to buy the ones that are genetically modified.
They can withstand the cold and the heat.”
She said she sells frozen fruits and greens at farmers markets in the Twin Cities, Wisconsin and Omaha, Nebraska.
“I don’t have to go to a store and buy a frozen fruit or vegetable.
I can buy it in bulk and put it in my freezer and go grocery shopping,” she explained.
“Some people have frozen fruit and vegetables that they buy in bulk at farmers market and put them in their freezer.
We have frozen peas and carrots that we buy from a local farmer and put in our freezer.”
She’s also sold frozen vegetables at farmers’ markets in other states.
Niegas said she buys her produce from farmers markets because it’s easier to pick up and use than it is to grow.
“The organic market is so good for me because it allows me to grow everything I need,” she told CNN.
If you buy a fruit or a vegetable that is genetically modified, it must be stored at room temperature.
“We want to keep our organic foods safe and in the freezer, because that’s where they’re most likely to survive,” said Johnson.
“That’s why I’m going to use frozen peas in my fridge and frozen carrots in my garage.”
Johnson also recommends freezing organic produce.
“Just because it may be a different kind of fruit or plant doesn’t mean it’s going to be any more or less nutritious than a conventional produce,” she advised.
“Most organic produce is very nutritious, so you don’t need to be concerned about it being any different from conventional produce.”
She recommends buying organic frozen vegetables if you live in an area that’s frostbitten.
“There are certain places where you’re not freezing anything at all, and you want to make sure that your produce is frozen,” she added.
She also advises buying organic organic frozen fruit if you want a lot in your fridge.
“My family has always been good about getting organic fruits and frozen vegetables,” she says.
“They are all grown in the same place, and if you have time to go get them and you don`t have a lot to eat, you can freeze it.”
Johnson said organic produce can be hard to come by in a store.
“Organic produce can get hard to find in grocery stores.
There are a lot more stores that sell organic produce, and that means they are more likely to have it on hand, but that means it is hard to get,” she noted.
“Even if you go to Whole Foods, it might not be on the shelf.”