Remember, when our granny or mom used to keep the leftover dishes or rice in the refrigerator
and would then create some more innovative dishes from the same? Weren’t the taste of those
re-created dishes good enough for enhancements of our taste buds?
It was! Right?
Frozen foods are one of our oldest yet trending ways for keeping foods fresh and secure.
You must have also been to a fruits and vegetable market from where you can buy any
seasonal and non-seasonal fruits and vegetables? Have you wondered, from where these have
been coming to you even during the non-seasonal times? Well, all the types of seasonal and
non-seasonal fruits and vegetables are preserved in cold storage to keep these fresh.
In a similar manner, Frozen food products are ready to eat food products that are already
pre-cooked, and we are only required to microwave these products and then these are
good-to-go directly into your meal platter. What kind of frozen food products am I talking about?
Well, these include frozen paratha (frozen bread), frozen snacks, frozen gravies and in fact,
frozen dessert. All these frozen food items are actually available online and are now even gaining
considerable space in the retail segments as well. These are some of the affordable ways to get
ready-to-eat foods or fruits and vegetables.
Now, can you tell me what does frozen food mean? Frozen foods are foods that are meant to be
frozen with rapid freezing technology and kept frozen until and unless used or consumed. In the
aisle of frozen foods with an endless number of choices, there are abandoned opportunities
where we can find something which we like or want to consume.
WONDERING, IS IT BENEFICIAL TO HAVE FROZEN FOODS IN THE KITCHEN
Let’s find it out! Did you know that:
Frozen items do preserve Vitamins or Nutrients: Confused? Let us see it in this way! When
we buy fresh fruits or vegetables or freshly cooked dishes, it will definitely, in some time or so,
reduce its freshness which will, on the contrary, reduce the nutrients of the item. On the other
hand, if we buy any frozen food item and store it in a freezer, the nutrients or vitamins present in
these frozen foods will still be preserved and we will be having a good nutritious diet on a daily
Frozen foods are Time and Money Savers.
Frozen foods are affordable in terms of money and time. Yes, these are time saviours and
budget-friendly. What if you have some unplanned guests at your home, and there is nothing
ready for the platters? Or what if you are in a rush to your office and you are in need to have
something to cook or to eat? For these points of time, frozen foods, especially if they are
ready-to-cook, are a saviour for you.
Now, wondering, how is it budget-friendly? It is the most affordable, easiest and convenient way
of getting the food, either raw or cooked. It is budget-friendly because the frozen food market is
currently a booming segment in the country and of course, economies of scale. You can buy it
anytime and from almost anywhere as a lot of retailers are now introducing a frozen section in
their stores. Also, they add to the monetary savings as they have a restaurant-like taste but the
cost of the same is just half of the food we buy at restaurants.
Isn’t it lovely to add them to your kitchen essentials?
How should we preserve these frozen foods?
As said above, frozen foods mean the foods that are kept in the freezer and are very reactive to
temperature changes. So, this means once you are looking to cook something with these frozen
foods or if you look forward to eating the ready-to-cook frozen food, then only you are supposed
to bring them out of the freezer. Don’t keep these out of the freezer unnecessarily as these will
get thawed which in turn will damage the texture, shape and quality of the product.
If using the packed frozen foods: It is required to follow the instructions written on the packed
frozen foods and to maintain their required temperature.
From where, can we get these interesting frozen foods?
Things are going digital now! So, you can easily buy all kinds of stuff online. What do I mean? I
mean to say that, not only gadgets but now, all kinds of fruits, vegetables and frozen foods
products are easily available online. You can now buy frozen food online through the online
- Authored by Mrs. Ritika Agrawal