Frozen Organic Fruit For Smoothies

Ask A Question
Free Subscription
The Raw Food Blog

Making Your Life Easier

Raw Weight Loss And Vitality

Savory Dressings And Sauces

The Raw Lifestyle Ebook

Raw Food Coaching

The Vitamix!

Product Suggestions

The Basics

The Raw Food Diet

Escape Disease

Weight Loss

Success Stories

Andrew's Recipes

Reader Favorite Recipes

Raw Food Videos

Food Choices

Which Raw Foods

Fruit List

Cooking Damage


Fruit Handling

Fruity Locations

Harmful Diets


The Raw Lifestyle

Mind Over Matter

Caring For Yourself

Body Care


Improving The World

Save The Earth

Organic Gardening

Structuring Society

The Joys of Movement

Born To Run

Odds and Ends

Meet Andrew

What's New

Article List/Sitemap

Become An Affiliate

Advertise On This Site

Amazon Store

Contact Andrew

Support This Site

Good Books


Frozen Organic Fruit For Smoothies

by Doug Worlund
(Prospect, TN, USA)

Doug's Question: I am enjoying the raw diet, but it would be much more convenient to use frozen fruits in my smoothies (not to mention there would be less waste). I saw your stats that frozen fruits lose 5% of their nutrition. Is that the only drawback?

Andrew's Answer: Hey Doug.

Most frozen fruit available through your grocery store is not heated at all. It's actually not necessary because the slightly higher acidity of the fruit (compared to vegetables) keep bacteria at bay naturally.

There is a slight decline in nutrient content due to freezing, but it's not a big deal, and I wouldn't be worried about it.

However, frozen vegetables are not a raw food under the strictest of definitions, because they almost always undergo some sort of heating or boiling, and the nutrient losses in these foods are similar to steamed vegetables.

I usually buy a huge bag of frozen blueberries, blackberries, or mixed berries from Costco or a wholesaler every few months. I blend these into smoothies or fruit-based ice "creams".

So go right ahead and buy yourself some frozen fruit.

Glad to hear you're enjoying a raw food diet.

All my best,


Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Got A Raw Food Diet, Nutrition, Or Food Prep Question? Ask Away!.

Receive the free Raw Food Health Journal

Keep up to date with new articles from this site.

Enter your E-mail Address

Enter your First Name (optional)

Don't worry -- your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you The Raw Food Health Journal.


Copyright © | All rights reserved. Website design by Cre8ve Online
Click here for the mandatory privacy policy and terms of use, which you agree to by using this site.

Raw Food Health Site Build It