Food - Drink
Frozen Chicken Vs. Fresh: Is There A Nutritional Difference?
By JENNIFER SWEENIE
There are a lot of advantages to frozen foods—they’re convenient, typically more affordable, and last significantly longer. You may have even heard that frozen fruits and vegetables can be slightly higher in nutrients because they’re frozen at peak ripeness; however, does this same principle apply to frozen chicken?
When it comes to determining the variation in nutritional difference between fresh and frozen chicken, how and where it is frozen has the biggest impacts. Meat that is frozen onsite is at its peak freshness, and when packed professionally and quickly frozen, the chicken typically keeps all of its nutritional value.
Once you have your frozen chicken home, keep it cold—typically 0 degrees Fahrenheit—and avoid moving it between the freezer and fridge as the thawing-out process will release some juices and nutrients. Chicken that hasn't been frozen but that you wish to save can definitely be frozen because there won't be any nutritional loss.