Keto Food Questions

Do vegetables lose their nutrients if I freeze them?

The answer is no.

However, there are some vegetables that you have to blanch before you freeze them. Blanching helps vegetables last longer in the freezer, but depending on how long you blanch them, it can reduce certain nutrients.

Blanching on average:

  • Reduces vitamin C by 25%

  • Reduces folate by 35%

  • Reduces vitamin B1 by 10%

Correct blanching times for certain vegetables:

  • Asparagus - 2 minutes

  • Green beans - 3 minutes

  • Broccoli - 3 minutes

  • Brussels sprouts - 3 minutes

  • Cabbage - 1 minutes

  • Carrots - 2 minutes

  • Cauliflower - 3 minutes

  • Eggplant - 4 minutes

  • Squash - 3 minutes

    You do not have to blanch:

  • Kale

  • Berries

  • Greens

  • Peppers

  • Tomatoes

Half of the vegetables you consume should be raw. The other half can be cooked. The best way to consume them is sautéed, and the next best way is to steam them.

Last updated: Apr 01, 2023 00:06 AM