5 Reasons Why Flash Frozen Food Is Better

Posted on March 21 2019

Keep Food Fresh Without Artificial Preservatives

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Flash freezing your vegetables & meat is the only natural way to preserve your food. 

"Frozen food has come under scrutiny over the years with many people labelling them in the same category as processed grub. But there is a difference between the two – a big difference. In fact, frozen foods can actually do wonders for your health." - Men's Health

Here are 5 reasons why Flash Frozen Foods are better for you and your family.

1. Free From Artificial Preservatives

Processed foods are full of salt in order to preserve it for longer. Sodium is also included in processed foods to enhance color and help bind ingredients. Frozen food, on the other hand, does not require preservatives; it’s just being frozen in time until you are hungry.

2. Freshness

Just because you buy fruit and vegetables doesn’t mean they’re fresh. Many supermarket fruit and vegetables are stored for weeks, and with research stating a clear link between storage and vitamin loss, you may be losing out. On the other hand, Frozen vegetables get picked, washed and blanched within the hour, locking in all the goodness that you should be getting from your groceries.

3. Less Waste

We live in a society of wasters. According to research, seven in 10 households will regularly throw away up to 20 items of fresh or chilled food straight into the bin every month. Not only is it a complete waste of good food but think of how much money you are wasting. Frozen food is measured and it’s easy to keep and use. Cook what you need and save the rest.

4. Convenience

Getting lean takes time, effort and a whole lot of good food. Frozen food is generally cheaper than fresh food so you can buy in bulk and keep it in the freezer until you need it. There is nothing worse than coming home and realizing there is nothing in the fridge. A freezer full of food puts an end to that problem.

5. Safe 

There is a belief that frozen foods are dangerous to eat. Not true; the flash freezing process actually reduces harmful bacteria. It’s the thawing process that can be harmful, but providing you store it correctly, and follow directions for thawing and cooking, then there is nothing to worry about.

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So what is flash-freezing?

Flash freezing is the process of freezing an item quickly at an extremely low temperature with cold, circulating air.

This preserves the food much differently than if you were to take chicken or ground beef from the grocery store and freeze it yourself.

Why?

Well, quite simply, your home freezer is not designed to freeze foods, it's designed to keep frozen foods cold.

When you put unfrozen foods in your freezer, it takes hours to freeze them fully. During this lengthy time, ice crystals form between the fibers of your meat and actually "break" the fibers and force the nutritious juices right out of your meats.

So, when you thaw out your meats, you'll actually see all the juices that have been forced out of them, and then you’ll end up throwing that out or washing it down the drain! 

In contrast, when you flash freeze meats, they are frozen so quickly that the ice crystals don't form between the fibers of your meats. When you thaw out flash frozen meats, you will keep all of the nutrients and juices inside the meat, instead of down the drain!

Flash Frozen meat thaw out in warm water within 10 mins, so now microwave thawing process or oops I forgot to put the chicken out to thaw all day. 

The air-tight packaging also makes a huge difference. All of Five Star’s meat is packaged in vacuum-sealed, airtight, transparent wrap to protect against freezer burn, dehydration and discoloration. In fact, we guarantee your foods will stay fresh for up to one year, or we’ll replace them, at no cost to you!

Below is a comparison between a frozen piece of chicken from the grocery store that was placed in a Ziploc bag, and a picture of Five Star’s all-natural chicken which have been flash frozen in their air tight packaging. As you can see, the store bought chicken shows signs of freezer burn with ice crystals inside the bag within a week of being in the freezer, but the Five Star chicken shows no signs of this.

Store Bought Chicken Frozen in a Ziploc Bag: 

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Five Star's All Natural Chicken in Air Tight Packaging:

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Flash-freezing maintains the food without the use of artificial preservatives. When you hear things like “fresh, never frozen,” doesn’t it make you wonder what they have to add to your meat to preserve it?

Not only is this packaging important in keeping your food fresh, but it’s also very convenient. If you’re just cooking for one, you can simply cut off only the portions you need. If the kids want chicken but the parents are in the mood for steak, it’s easy to just make the portions you want.

You no longer have to buy your meat in bulk from the grocery store and cook it all at once, or freeze the portions you didn’t make.

It's convenient, it's fresh and it's all natural! Now, your family can enjoy healthy meats the way Mother Nature intended.

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