Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Frozen foods can be a savior for busy people in addition to giving the palate a delicious treat.
In order to keep pace with ever-increasing hectic lifestyle, many people now opt for these ready-to-eat meals that come as a remedy for them. But one needs to know that while these frozen meals cannot be deemed as dangerous, they cannot be part of your daily diet, especially, if you are expecting.
Moreover, quality and safety are some of the things one should keep in mind while purchasing them, says an expert.
Chef Tushar from McCain Foods India has listed some of the reasons one can opt for frozen food:
Frozen produce is picked at the peak of its nutrition and flash frozen to maintain the flavours and nutrients. Flash freezing locks in all of the product’s goodness.
Frozen foods stay fresh for longer because the freezing process suspends enzyme activity that causes the food to rot. Depending on the type of food, you can store it for several months without losing quality, but always check for longevity of your purchase.
Manufacturers have refined preparation, storage and reheating techniques to create flavourful, gourmet-quality meals and entrees. Frozen meals also expose people to foods they might not otherwise eat, such as ethnic foods with long preparation times, or specialty foods that may be too expensive to obtain fresh.
Freezing suspends microbial and fungal activity in the food. As long as the food remains frozen, it is safe. Frozen ready-to-cook food can be prepared within the hygiene of the house. Add to it your own special touch.
Frozen food helps reduce food waste as you use only what you need -- which means it’s good for your pocket and the environment.
Hope the above guidelines are of much help to you. Enjoy eating fozen foods as you make use of them for quick, convenient and easy snacks or dinners at home!
(With IANS inputs)