10 Superfoods You Can Keep in the Freezer—and How to Cook With Them
There are foods and then there are superfoods. The latter category, while not nutritionally recognized, refers to particularly nutrient-rich foods that provide a myriad of important health benefits. These foods, which are often low in calories, may do things like strengthen your immune system, promote good gut and brain health, and help prevent certain diseases.
Chances are you have some of these edible superstars in your refrigerator or pantry already, (shoutout to spinach and green tea!)—but what about the freezer? As it turns out, that extra cold compartment next to the fridge isn't just a place to store a pint (or two) of ice cream and some frozen appetizers. Believe it or not, several superfoods can stay fresh in the freezer for months at a time, so long as they are stored correctly, while others (think berries and broccoli) can easily be purchased frozen, kept in the freezer, and used as needed.
Whether you choose to freeze certain superfoods or buy them frozen, they don't typically lose much (or any) of their nutritional value once they migrate to the freezer. What's more? If you often find yourself throwing away that fresh kale you never got to use, or tossing a mushy avocado in the garbage, utilizing your freezer may actually help you consume more superfoods and cut down on any unnecessary food waste. Plus, keeping these foods in a place where they won't easily spoil means you can throw together a healthy smoothie or whip up a nutritious stir fry in a matter of minutes.
Keep reading for a list of superfoods to stock in your freezer!