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Tips and facts

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  • Heat up frozen vegetables for as short a time as possible in the microwave or by steaming so that all of the vitamins are retained.
  • Eat 300 g of vegetables every day. It’s good to get into the habit of eating 200 g or 4 serving spoons of vegetables with a hot meal and 100 g with a cold lunch or snack. Always fill half of your plate with vegetables, a quarter with potatoes and a quarter with meat.
  • Go for colour variation. There are so many different and delicious vegetables. And just as each one has its own flavour, so it has its own composition. Variety is the keyword for taking advantage of all the benefits of enjoying vegetables.
  • It is best not to defrost frozen vegetables in advance. Instead, prepare them when you need them so that as few vitamins as possible are lost. Do not boil frozen vegetables for any longer than is necessary and only in a little water.
  • Not much time to do your shopping? Make sure you have a good stock of freshly frozen vegetables.
  • If you are cooking for just 1 or 2 people, you can vary frozen vegetables in small portions regularly or small cans of vegetables without any wastage.
  • For 300 g of vegetables, all you need is 300 g of freshly frozen vegetables. Best of all, frozen vegetables do not need any peeling or cleaning.
  • Make things easy for faddy vegetable-eaters and mix frozen veggies in with mashed potato, or add extra vegetables to a spaghetti sauce or pizza.

Facts

In addition to their positive effect on health and their delicious taste and flavour, freshly frozen vegetables also offer a number of other advantages:

  • Available whatever the season, fast and convenient
  • Steamed, stir-fried or microwaved, freshly frozen vegetables are ready to eat in a matter of minutes. Frozen vegetables are also available all year round at a price that doesn’t fluctuate.
  • Delicious, varied recipes! Ordinary vegetables, whether or not in a mixture, prepared vegetables or legumes, the choice is endless and there’s plenty of scope for variety.
  • Save with ready-to-use vegetables Frozen vegetables do not have to be peeled and cleaned: a kilo of ready-to-use vegetables means just that: a kilo of edible vegetables! For example, freshly frozen peas have already been shelled: you can eat the entire contents of the pack.
  • Vegetables quell those hunger pangs… Legumes make you feel pleasantly full and will calm even the most ravenous appetite. They are also jam-packed with nutrients (plant protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals).