Some of the benefits of frozen food may surprise you. While there is a lot being said about consuming and working with fresh food, there are plenty of solid reasons you shouldn’t be avoiding frozen food.
As a supplier of frozen goods since 1985, Puri Pangan Utama is known in Bali as the pioneer of frozen food distribution on the island. We know best when it comes to delivering quality, maintaining goods under strict and consistent control through our state-of-the-art cold storage, chillers, and other modern day refrigeration. In this week’s blog, we discussed the 4 benefits of going frozen.
- Peak Quality
Frozen goods are picked or harvested while at their ripest and directly flash frozen in order to preserve their natural flavors and nutrients.
It has been reported by The Frozen Food Foundation that frozen fruits and vegetables are equally and even possibly more nutritious than their fresh counterparts. This is because when you purchase fresh produce at the grocery store, there is a chance it was harvested days before and may have already passed its peak quality by the time it reaches your table.
- Frozen produce has no seasonal boundaries
As our appetite is constantly nagging us to diversify the foods we consume, we have grown accustomed to having seasonal fruits and vegetables available to us at any season of the year.
Availability is increased by freezing seasonal crops during times when ripening is natural and the flavor is fully developed, as compared to fresh produce grown out of its normal season.
Frozen foods have come a long way since the days of processed mystery meats, chunky mashed potatoes, and soggy vegetables.
Manufacturers today have refined preparation, storage, and different reheating techniques for people to enjoy healthy, flavorful, gourmet-quality meals – all with the convenience that is offered by frozen foods. This gives busy people a way to feed themselves and their families healthy breakfasts, lunches, or dinners in minutes. This also results in less wastage. Creating meals from scratch – especially for large groups- tend to leave waste. Lowering food wastage is not only good for the environment, it’s also good for your budget. Win-win!
- Food safety
The freezing process effectively reduces the number of potentially harmful bacteria that potentially cause food poisoning. The process suspends microbial and fungal activity present in some foods.
As long as the food is kept frozen with a well-maintained chiller, it is safe. There are cases with canned or jarred foods where leaks in the container cause harmful bacteria to grow without you realizing. In these cases, the food could be dangerously contaminated without changing its appearance.
Offering up to date and well maintained cold storage and transport, Puri Pangan Utama supplies the food and beverage industries, hospitality industries, and families like yours- with high-quality frozen foods sourced from local and international companies. For our product list, check out our .