Frozen vegetables actually have a lot of nutritional content, sometimes even more than what's available fresh at the supermarket. This is because vegetables are frozen at the peak of their ripeness. Packages marked with the USDA "U.S. Fancy" shield designates vegetables that had the best size, shape and color, which means they also have more nutritional content than lower grades like U.S. No. 1.
Frozen vegetables are best eaten soon after you buy them, because they will eventually lose nutrients sitting in the freezer. Steamer bowls are great choices when looking for vegetarian meals because they typically contain more vegetables than regular frozen entrees.
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