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Pizza is only in third place: Germans prefer this frozen product

Pizza is only in third place: Germans prefer this frozen product

Vegetables have held the top spot since the survey began. Whether it's peas, cauliflower or broccoli – more than 65 percent of those surveyed say they use frozen vegetables several times a month. For some the result may be a surprise, for others it may make perfect sense. After all, frozen vegetables serve as a quick side dish to home-cooked dishes or as a base for soups and other dishes.

That's not a bad thing either. ÖKO test results are also shown. At the beginning of last year, the magazine tested frozen vegetable fryers. The result: Many brands convincingly and even outperform fresh alternatives when it comes to vitamin content. In another edition, all frozen peas performed “very well.” Rarely do all products tested perform “very well.” However, a trend is emerging: in the above-mentioned test of Asian vegetable containers from the refrigerator, all the products tested passed the contaminant test perfectly. Even then, cheap discount dishes managed to get top brands alongside expensive name brand products.

So frozen food is not unhealthy or bad in general. On the contrary: Frozen vegetables often contain more nutrients and vitamins than those supposedly fresh from the vegetable section. This is because frozen vegetables are frozen relatively quickly after harvest. On the other hand, “fresh” vegetables make a long journey from harvest to counter and their nutrient content is greatly reduced due to the influence of light and heat.