We don’t blame you for thinking that fresh food is always better than frozen. But that doesn’t actually have to be the case. In some instances, it’s actually better to buy frozen food than fresh ones. An obvious example is seafood at a grocery store.
You’re probably more drawn to the fresh seafood on display than the seafood in the frozen section. But did you know that you’re better off with the frozen variety? Here’s why.
Fresh Seafood Might Not Be as Fresh as You Think
The seafood that is presented as “fresh” at grocery stores is usually not as fresh as you think. It’s most likely that the seafood has been out of the water for a while before you picked it up. When you take into account the time necessary to transport and distribute it, you’re looking at seafood that could be between one and two weeks old.
Frozen Seafood is Frozen Shortly After Being Caught
Seafood usually gets frozen shortly after being caught. This way, it doesn’t get exposed to air for long and manages to retain its quality. Once you defrost it, you get that freshness you have been looking for with the “fresh” seafood you buy at a grocery store.
You Can Eliminate Food Waste
If you buy fresh seafood, you’ll need to eat it in a short amount of time. Otherwise, it will get spoiled from sitting in your fridge for a long and you’ll have to throw it away. However, if you buy frozen seafood, it can sit in your freezer until you’re in the mood to cook it.