It would be nice if we could all lie with our mouths to the ground, chomping on fresh potatoes the second they emerge from the dirt (that’s how plants grow, right? I’m a little rusty). But since we’re, like, BUSY and stuff, buying fresh produce at the grocery store is almost as good, right? Certainly better than that freezer-burned stuff in the same aisle as ice cream and Hot Pockets (GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION).
This video thinks not. In fact, Asap Science makes a pretty compelling case for frozen fruits and veggies over “fresh” ones in the produce aisle -- namely, that they’re picked (and frozen) at the peak of freshness with lots o’ vitamins intact, as opposed to the green bananas that are picked pre-ripe and flown across the world. Then they sit in our grocery stores, and then they sit in our kitchens, and maybe 12 years after they were originally picked, we eat them.
See if you’re convinced: