How to maximize the nutritional value of your food


You bought the best avocado, filled the fridge with kale and stocked up on superfoods. But do you know how to make the most of the nutrients in your healthy food? 

1. The shorter the trip to your table, the better! The biggest decrease in vitamins and minerals happens in the time between produce is picked and eaten. That's why it's better to  opt for locally grown food, if not from your own garden then from a farm nearby. 

2. Fridge vs. room temperature? Although it might seem like the safer choice, keeping food in the fridge is not always the better option. Tomatoes, potatoes, onions and garlic should be kept at room temperature. The same goes for all tropical fruit, including bananas.

3. Don't fear the freezer. When you know that you will not be using the food right away it is better to freeze it. Frozen fruits and vegetables retain more vitamins and minerals than the ones left outside or in the refrigerator. You will also extend the flavours and health benefits of fresh herbs if you keep them cut and frozen inside ice cubes.

4. Cooked or raw? If you want to maximize the nutrients in food you should learn which are better eaten raw (for example broccoli or arugula) and which are better cooked (like asparagus, beans and potatoes) . 

5. Use technology. When making sure that food is as nutritious as possible, technology can be helpful. Look for vegetable drawers equipped with a special light and a mechanism for humidity regulation, which will ensure your fruit and vegetables remain fresh for a longer period of time and retain higher levels of minerals and vitamins. 

Extra freshness, extra vitamins: NatureFresh built-in fridge freezers

When it comes to producing food that is fresh, full of taste and rich in nutritional value, nature has always known best. That is why the new NatureFresh built-in fridge freezers from Gorenje mimic the natural conditions by maintaining the photosynthesis process, controlling the humidity levels and providing fresher air.

Additionally, Gorenje NatureFresh built-in fridge freezers have high energy ratings, ranging from A+ to A+++ and their modular and flexible design ensures they will suit every lifestyle perfectly.

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