According to a local heath expert, fruits might be better when frozen.
Karen Moniz, educator with the department of family medicine at the University of Alberta, believes all fruits are good fruits, but that variety is key.
"If you mix it up you're not going to be missing anything. You're going to get a good range of everything," said Moniz.
Many fruits are packed with vitamins, fiber, phytochemicals and antioxidants.
If you're in a pinch, canned fruits are good. If you have time, frozen fruits are best.
"Frozen fruits are frozen right after they're picked so they don't lose any nutrition. Sometimes fresh fruits when they're picked and stored they can lose some of their nutritional value."
The frozen goods are generally picked at their ripest and most nutritious. Usually, no chemicals are added to produce before the freezing process.
Fresh fruit on the other hand is sometimes picked before the fruit is ripe to allow for transportation. They can also be littered with chemicals.
Smoothies can be a great way to get your daily intake of frozen fruit, especially with kids. This is assuming too much sugar isn't added.
Moniz says the "apple a day" adage still has some truth to it. But if she had to recommend one fruit (frozen or not) it would be pineapple. Pineapple has a solid amount of vitamins and minerals. They also help with digestion, boosting your immune system, building strong bones and are low in calories.
Fruits have many benefits with the heart, can help with cardiac disease, guard against eye problems and lower cholesterol.

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