Thursday, July 26, 2007

Frugal Friday

Getting the most for our food dollar is important to everyone. Buying items in bulk is a common practice. To guarantee that we get the best use out of these items means that we have to store them properly. One way is to freeze the items but how long can you store an item and get quality taste and texture?

Here is a link to a chart that gives the proper storage length for various food items. I have printed out a similiar list and taped it to the inside of a cabinet door. Each item placed in the freezer can be marked with two dates, a purchase date and a use by date.

Lastly, I thought this info was intersting and wanted to share it. I usually prefered to buy fresh veggies at the grocery over frozen.

I was watching a nutritionist on our local news this week. She said that frozen vegetables and fruit are usually higher in nutrients than fresh fruit bought in the stores because fresh fruit has sat during transportation and in the store and has lost some of it nutrients.

Frozen fruit and veggies are usually frozen while much fresher and retain more of their nutrients. Therefore they are a better buy nutritionally than fresh in many cases. Intersting info.


Meredith said...

I've read that, too!
Makes me feel better about going with the frozen broccoli sometimes, especially when it's such a timesaver.

Sherry said...

Thanks for the link!

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Carrie~ those are some great tips. I am bookmarking this one.
thanks =D