The Convenience of Eating Frozen Foods Convenience food, is also called as tertiary processed food, and it is described as food products that are prepared for commercial purposes, in a specific process known as food processing, in which the ingredients that are raw are transformed into edible products or food. Convenience foods, in general, are ready-to-eat foods and packaged foods, which can be eaten without any further preparations, and is produced to be easily portable, can offer a combination of convenience to its consumer, and have a long shelf life. There are a lot of convenience food products that can be found in every parts of the world, and some of the common examples for these type of products are the ready-to-eat dry food products; the frozen foods such as TV dinners, pizza and burritos; shelf-stable foods; the prepared mixes such as cupcake mix, pancake mix and cake mix; and the snack foods. Convenience food products are commonly purchased by each and every household from all parts of the world, for the reason that most of the people wants to acquire the convenience of eating their meals without any further preparations needed. One of the most favorite convenience food products of the people are the frozen foods, and they are being produced by the manufacturers in a certain way in which it can be preserved from the time it is prepared up to the time it is going to be consumed by an individual, and the act of freezing the food, can ultimately slow down the process of the decomposition of the products, and that is by turning any existing residual moisture into ice, thus, resulted to the prevention of the growth of any bacteria species. Added preservatives are not required for any frozen food products since the various microorganisms, like the bacteria, cannot tolerate the cold temperature which is why it does not grow and developed in such products, however, other manufacturers are using the carboxymethylcellulose or shortened as CMC, which is basically, a tasteless and odorless stabilizer. The frozen food products can be eaten by the consumer by heating them with the use of the cooking tool, such as the frying pan, or the kitchen appliances, such as the microwave or oven. There are basically a lot of manufacturers of frozen food products, in every parts of the world, and some of the examples of these products that can be purchased in convenience stores and groceries, are waffles, cookies, vegetables, full dinners or TV dinners, pizza, burritos, fruit, fruit juice and bagels. Websites or blog sites with tips in selecting and purchasing healthy frozen foods can be found in the internet, and some of the common tips includes choosing products that are made from low-fat ingredients; without added sugar contents; with fewer calories; with lesser saturated fats or trans-fat, sodium and cholesterol; and they can do that by checking the nutrition facts label of the product or its label serving size.