Fresh is best, it’s the hot topic on everyone’s lips at the moment and we can’t help but agree. Our products are made from locally sourced ingredients, to ensure quality, lock in flavour, and of course, guarantee freshness.
But, when it comes to the fresh vs frozen debate, nothing quite beats the ease of frozen meals.
Why? Well, it’s because of the simplicity and convenience to tailor your meals to your lifestyle. They store well, last a long time and are easy to prepare without needing to think on your feet come meal time.
But, let’s delve into some of the real reasons behind why we freeze here at Fresh 5.
How long will my Fresh 5 meals last?
At Fresh5 we offer convenience, with our menus carefully tailored to frozen and fresh meal selections to benefit you, your preferences and your lifestyle.
Purchasing fresh means that you are bound to a used by date. There’s nothing wrong with a best before label, but it does limit the longevity of your tasty selections for those busier lifestyles.
With frozen, it’s as simple as eating your meals with ease and convenience in mind. Pull your meals from the freezer the night before to fit your schedule, so that you can stay flexible when life gives you lemons.
With all meals made to order, you can be confident that no nasties are added thanks to snap freezing.
Does the nutritional value of my meals change when frozen?
Absolutely not! Our packaging process ensures that meals are packed and frozen as quickly as they can be for freshness and safety.
That means that any of the health benefits you could expect from your delicious meals at the time of cooking, are snap frozen to lock in their nutritional value.
In fact, frozen foods retain their vitamins and minerals, with no change to the carbohydrate, protein or fat content. It could even be said that frozen selections hold more vitamins and minerals than those that are kept fresh, as fresh foods tend to lose these nutritional punch over time, whereas freezing preserves them.
Will my pasta selections be impacted when frozen?
It’s true, freezing pasta does change its nutritional value - but for the better!
Pasta is a form of carbohydrate, and as carbohydrates go, this gets broken down into your gut to be absorbed as simple sugars, resulting in your blood glucose levels to soar.
As a result, your body has to act fast to produce hormone insulin so that it can calm down and reduce blood glucose levels back to normal, with as little disruption as possible. This is because constantly high levels of glucose are unhealthy for our bodies to manage, and cause a constant ping pong game for our bodies as they work to regulate blood glucose.
But, don’t let this scare you into putting aside your pasta faves - in fact, frozen is the solution!
Cooking pasta and then cooling it down changes the molecular structure of this carbohydrate, turning it into a resistant starch and lowering its GI.
This means that by selecting our frozen pasta packs and reheating them for your at home Italian night, you’ll be choosing a kinder and gentler option for your gut.
How will my frozen meals be transported?
Skip worrying about the longevity or your frozen meals, we’ve taken care of that!
In fact, transportation is made easy with our delivery boxes that are made to keep everything fresh and cool within.