8 Benefits of Frozen Food
Perishable items such as fish, meat, poultry, fruit, and vegetables can easily be frozen. This extends the life of the produce, giving shoppers more choice over what to eat and when to eat it. Here are some of the other benefits of frozen food.
1. Frozen Food has Great Nutritional Benefits
Customers can enjoy healthier options with frozen food. Fishermen and farmers harvest and freeze food at peak quality, locking in flavour and nutrients. Therefore, frozen food often contains more essential nutrients than its fresh-food counterparts.
We ensure that our frozen fish and other seafood products are frozen within hours of leaving the sea. The freezing process does not take away any of the nutritional values or health benefits of these flavoursome foods. For example, frozen fish is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids and protein.
2 The Benefits of Individually Quick Freezing (IQF)
No one wants large amounts of food frozen and clumped together. It’s simply not practical. Therefore, frozen food is more convenient when it is frozen in single-serve portions. This means that you can defrost exactly the amount you want without any waste. Individual Quick Freezing (IQF) techniques are a practical way of freezing individual portions of food extremely quickly. Here are some examples of our IQF food:
- King Prawns
- Dressed crab
- Mixed fish box
- Lemon sole
We don’t just quick-freeze seafood and fish. All our products benefit from Individual Quick Freezing to ensure our shoppers get the best experience of their frozen food. Additionally, several smaller quantities of food will defrost for use more quickly than a single solid mass.
3. Shoppers Love the Convenience of Frozen Food
The convenience of frozen food means that you can enjoy less frequent trips to the supermarket. People with busier lifestyles simply don’t have time to shop for fresh food every two or three days. Instead, it is quicker and easier to reach for food in the freezer.
Furthermore, frozen food is easy to transport and store. It can also be more accessible to people than fresh produce. We offer next day delivery on orders placed by 1pm, Monday to Thursday.
4. Longer Shelf Life
The Food Standards Agency highlights the importance of observing “use-by” dates on food labels because it relates to food safety. For example, fresh fish and meat have a short shelf life. If you don’t eat or freeze it before its use-by date it must be discarded. Otherwise, you risk becoming ill. In contrast, frozen food doesn’t deteriorate in the same way. Most of our IQF products have a shelf life of 12 months or longer.
5. Less Food Waste
Food waste is an ongoing problem. Over a third of all food produced globally goes to waste. In the UK, it is estimated that households waste around 9.5 million tonnes of unused edible food each year. However, frozen food helps to tackle unnecessary waste. Shoppers use what they need and then return the rest to the freezer. Cutting food waste also saves shoppers money, see below.
6. Value for Money
Frozen food can often be more affordable than fresh produce. This is great news if you are shopping on a budget or simply want to get good value for money. Moreover, food report studies show that cooking using frozen food creates less waste when compared to cooking with fresh ingredients. Eliminating food waste helps shoppers save money. To illustrate, each year UK households spend around £800 on food that ends up in the bin.
7. Save Time with Frozen Food
Sometimes there are not enough hours in the day. Weekdays can be hectic. On these occasions busy families want quick and nutritious meals straight from the freezer. Oven ready frozen food is also a great time-saving option when shoppers don’t have time to prepare fresh ingredients. Our delicious range of oven ready meals includes Salmon en Croute, Chicken Cordon Bleu and a family favourite, Jumbo Cod Fish Fingers.
8. Frozen Fish Suitable for a Low Histamine Diet
For those of our customers who have histamine intolerance, the good news is that you don’t have to give up eating fish altogether. Because some of our products are quickly frozen at sea, there is little to no histamine present in the produce. For example, you can enjoy Cod Loins, Hake Fillets and delicious Haddock Loinswithout worrying about reacting to histamine. If you would like more information on this matter, please email our team member Rhoda at email@example.com or give her a call on 01942 609647.
In summary, frozen food is flavoursome and nutritious. Our fast-freezing techniques ensure that all our products are frozen at peak quality. This enables you to choose healthier options. Frozen food also cuts down food waste while also offering shoppers better value for money.