Freezing vegetables is a fast and easy way to preserve the bounty from a backyard garden or trip to the farmers' market. Some vegetables actually retain nutrients better when frozen. It's an affordable way to enjoy your favorite produce year-round, and frozen vegetables boast stellar nutritional value. So toss those peas and carrots into a brothy soup, take advantage of broccoli and cauliflower for spicy stir-fries, or savor them simply steamed.
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