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Do You Eat Fresh, Frozen, or Canned Vegetables?

How Do You Normally Buy Veggies?

I love Spring because it means that the fresh produce in my CSA box is going to be more colorful and varied. It's not that I don't love potatoes, beets, and turnips, I just miss seeing green amidst all those hearty root veggies. Regardless of the season, I tend to stick to fresh produce when I eat veggies. I also live in California, which means that I'm pretty spoiled when it comes to what kind of produce I have access to all year round.

How often you cook at home, how close you live to the grocery store, and what time of the year it is can all be determining factors in whether you buy veggies canned, fresh, or frozen. Tell me . . .

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socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 7 years
Fresh is my top pick, then frozen, then canned
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 7 years
Frozen Green Beans - BOMB!
Allytta Allytta 7 years
all fresh except for petite peas - i buy them canned and frozen
ella1978 ella1978 7 years
Oh and by beans I mean black beans, garbanzo beans, etc.. not green beans... ew. I'm trying to used dryed beans and hydrate them more often.
ella1978 ella1978 7 years
I'm a fresh and frozen girl too. I don't like the taste of canned veggies. The only thing I get canned is beans.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 7 years
I prefer fresh, but I always keep some frozen veggies and canned tomatoes on hand. Love frozen edamame!
insanitypepper insanitypepper 7 years
I accidentally checked frozen instead of fresh. Stupid wine.
mtiger mtiger 7 years
I buy spinach, tomatos, zuchinni, and all fruit fresh. But I do buy frozen peas.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I splurge and buy fresh veggies most of the time. Although, I always feel slightly bad about buying fresh tomatoes in the winter when I get them for just about free later in the summer. I always keep frozen veggies on hand too, just in case I need them for something and I don't have time to get to the store.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
I buy a lot of frozen because I live alone and am so busy with working two jobs, volunteering, and just life in general that I don't have time to keep stocked up on fresh. Whenever I do have the chance to make it to the grocery store or market, I do get as much fresh as I think I can eat before it will go bad.
neonbee neonbee 7 years
Fresh for the most part. My mum buys frozen veggies for fried rice.
tinydancer85 tinydancer85 7 years
I practically live off of frozen spinach! Other than canned tomatoes, every other veg is purchased fresh.
anneohirsch anneohirsch 7 years
For cooking I buy mostly frozen because they are cheaper, I can get them year-round, I can store them longer AND it's been shown that they have the SAME nutritional value as fresh. In fact, sometimes even more because frozen veggies are picked at the peak of ripeness and flash frozen whereas the "fresh" veggies in the produce section have often been picked way before they have ripened, so as to reach the store unspoiled.
ticamorena ticamorena 7 years
primarily fresh- I like to see and feel something before I buy it, and some frozen, and pulses, beetroot, sweetcorn etc can be bought in jars (I don t like buying tinned stuff)
dunnonuttin dunnonuttin 7 years
Only fresh mostly organic. I have to shop several times per week but it's so worth it. Frozen and canned taste like plastic to me... especially if you order steamed broccoli at a restaurant....usually it's obviously frozen.
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 7 years
Try to stick to 100% fresh (have it delivered from an organic/bio farmers market just outside Paris once a week). I also shop at tiny farmer's markets mid-week when I want something else that I don't have. I have used frozen and won't say they are awful, it's just that I find them too mushy! I prefer those in a big soup or something. I do keep a few on hand in the freezer for those "I have NO idea what to cook" nights!! Never have I bought canned unless tomatoes count but really, they're fruit ;-)
weffie weffie 7 years
Mostly fresh except a few frozen staples like edamame, peas and corn. I hate canned food, I can taste the can :)
2muchtv 2muchtv 7 years
Mostly fresh, a few frozen (convenient to have when I can't go grocery shopping), and the only thing canned is tomato products (and beans). I can't purchase canned goods because I'll forget to use it, and frankly they're more expensive than fresh/frozen.
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
I'm almost certain that canned veggies have the same nutrients, although some might come out into the liquid (like what happens when you boil veggies, this is just speculation though). Personally, the taste of canned is nothing like fresh or frozen. Fresh is my top pick, then frozen, then canned.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 7 years
Since I live alone I buy everything that I can frozen; I end up wasting much less. Some things like lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes I obviously can't buy frozen.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
Mostly fresh, some frozen, never canned.
RainyDays RainyDays 7 years
Mostly fresh... except artichoke hearts and edamame (frozen). Would you get any health benefits (vitamins, etc.) from buying canned veggies? I can't imagine you would, which is why I don't buy any canned.
miss-malone miss-malone 7 years
For me, it's mostly fresh, some frozen.. but never canned. Now that spring is here there will be alot more fresh veggies out! :D
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