Facts about Frozen Foods Tertiary processed food, is also called as convenience food, and it is defined as food products that are commercially prepared in a certain process called as food processing, in which raw ingredients are transformed into food or edible products. So basically speaking, convenience foods are packaged foods and ready-to-eat foods which can be eaten by the consumer without any complex preparations, and is designed to be easily transferred or portable, have a long shelf life, and can offer various combination of convenience to the consumer of such food products. 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. Almost all of the entire household from all parts of the world are purchasing convenience food products, for the basic reason that most of the people aims to acquire the advantages and convenience brought to them by these certain product, in which they can eat their meals without undergoing any further preparations. Frozen food products are being produced by the manufacturers, in a way that it can be preserved from the time it is prepared until the time it is going to be eaten by the consumer, and the act of freezing any food products can slow down the decomposition process by turning any residual moisture into ice, and prevent any bacterial growth. 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.