Eat more fruit and vegetables” is one of the most common While the public perceives freeze-dried fruit as a healthier alternative to candied. Freezing and even more drastic freeze-drying processes have little effect on some antioxidants in fresh fruits but could markedly affect others, suggests a study. Ask Sam Sam. More questions: Healthy diet| Ages and stages| Health issues| Keeping food safe| Food labels Is avocado a fruit or a vegetable? . Fresh, frozen, dried and tinned fruit and veg all count towards your five portions. And fruit.