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Food processors address frozen produce's image problem
The Wall Street Journal
Frozen produce is convenient, and often it is nutritionally comparable to fresh produce. But it has an image problem, says Kate Gallager, research and development manager for Green Giant, a big producer of frozen produce and a unit of General Mills Inc. So frozen food companies are going on the offensive.
Editor's note: This story details a study from the University of Georgia commissioned by the Frozen Food Foundation that compares the nutritional value of frozen and fresh fruits and vegetables. For more information, visit www.frozenfoodfacts.org.
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