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do frozen vegetables provide more bizang for your bizuck?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 23, 2013 at 8:35 PM

lately, i've been thinking about produce and how expensive fresh vegetables are. i bought a 6-pound bag of assorted vegetables last night and they tasted great.

what is your take on frozen vegizzies?

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on January 27, 2013
at 07:27 PM

Steaming them in the bag in the microwave (as is often directed on the packing?) Microwave + hot liquids or steam + plastics + precipitates falling onto food = bad for you.

43873f3cea4f22f91653b0f5ec7ab9d9

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on January 27, 2013
at 12:10 AM

What's wrong with steaming them in the microwave?

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on January 23, 2013
at 09:46 PM

If NPR is any guide, then yes. Even more typically. The only place you'll do better than frozen is in season from your garden or farmer's market.

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on January 23, 2013
at 10:29 PM

Actually most often frozen vegetables are more fresh than non-frozen produce, because they are frozen right after being harvested, instead of traveling on a truck and sitting out in the store for even a week.

Frozen is definitely a more cost effective alternative, and I don't think the difference is that drastic to be concerned.

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383127951e2e17f23b584cd3842bb796

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on January 26, 2013
at 07:03 PM

i bought a bunch of frozen spinach and blueberries from whole foods. the blueberries are some of the most delicious i've ever had

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on January 23, 2013
at 09:25 PM

do they still retain alot of their micro nutrient profile if they've been frozen?

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on January 23, 2013
at 09:46 PM

If NPR is any guide, then yes. Even more typically. The only place you'll do better than frozen is in season from your garden or farmer's market.

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Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on January 23, 2013
at 09:13 PM

Cons: almost certainly not organic (though I've seen some brands make the claim)

Pros: as you noted, often cheaper.

Personally, I have no intrinsic hate for frozen veggies. I just don't find them as versatile as fresh veggies. If it's a simple "thaw, toss in oil, roast" situation, I say go for it. If you are going to steam them in the bag in the microwave, then I say no.

43873f3cea4f22f91653b0f5ec7ab9d9

(401)

on January 27, 2013
at 12:10 AM

What's wrong with steaming them in the microwave?

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on January 27, 2013
at 07:27 PM

Steaming them in the bag in the microwave (as is often directed on the packing?) Microwave + hot liquids or steam + plastics + precipitates falling onto food = bad for you.

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