BENEFITS OF FROZEN FOOD
FROZEN FOOD REDUCES FOOD WASTE
Today, lots of food is produced that is not consumed, which is bad for both the environment and the wallet. The fact is that a third of all food produced in the world is wasted, and according to the Swedish Food Agency, a household of two adults and two children throws away up to SEK 6,000 worth of edible food per year. The Swedish Food Agency, The Swedish Board of Agriculture and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency have now drawn up a national action plan to reduce food waste. You can help reduce waste by choosing gluten-free in the freezer.
FROZEN OPTIONS REDUCE WASTE
IN THE STORE
When it comes to bread, the waste is huge. 80,000 tonnes of bread are thrown away per year, which means 260,000 slices of bread per hour, every day, all year round. Often the bread doesn’t even get out of the store before it’s thrown away. So, if you choose to buy frozen bread when you shop, you contribute to reducing the store’s waste.
REDUCE WASTE AT HOME AND SAVE MONEY
It is not only the stores and the environment that can benefit from buying frozen food. It can also make a big difference to the household expenses. Frozen products are usually defrosted in the amount that is going to be consumed at one specific occasion. This is one of the reasons why we sell all our breads pre-sliced. What is left in the bag stays in the freezer and food waste in the home is minimized. PS. Do you have a hard time getting the bread crusts to eat at home? Our tip is to have a crust bag in the freezer where you put all the end pieces that are left over. When the bag is full, you can take the opportunity to make breadcrumbs or a tasty Tuscan bread soup!
FLAVOR AND NUTRITIONAL VALUE ARE PRESERVED BY FREEZING
At Fria, we freeze all products immediately when they come out of the oven, which stops the aging process. This means that the product does not have time to start drying, but gets the chance to maintain its juiciness, taste and nutritional values until it is thawed. Click here if you want tips on how to best defrost our products. And, remember not to store bread, buns and muffins in the fridge, as they will quickly become dry and boring.
CAN THAWED PRODUCTS BE REFREEZED?
It is usually not a problem to refreeze a product that has been defrosted. Sometimes it can affect the quality. Taste it and if it tastes ok, it’s fine to eat. If you think it tastes or smells different, throw it away.