frozen vs. fresh vegetables

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  1. T-R-T

    T-R-T New Member

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    Do fresh veggies have any added benefits as far as nutritional value? Obviously they taste much better but I don't really care about that.
     
  2. KIDRR

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    I imagine canned has much more salt and some depleted nutrients. But I'm in for the scientific reason from Ceaze
     
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    T-R-T New Member

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    Yea I never eat canned. The frozen shit I buy has a bit of sodium but not much.
     
  4. bear

    bear frankly rover i dont give a "woof

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    I started buying frozen. IMO frozen is > fresh because I get alot more variety and I eat more often, more conveniant and cheaper.
     
  5. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    All my fresh produce just goes rotten randomly when I don't eat here for a week. Frozen FTW
     
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    fucter crappy speller

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    fresh is better, but when youre on the go, or in college, frozen is a good alternative, and dot to the sodium, are they fucking trying to kill us with all this sodium?
     
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    i would like to know this too.
     
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    Wal-mart brand "no sodium added" veggies.
    like 46¢ a can
     
  9. Richard Manuel

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    canned tastes like shit. frozen or fresh, and frozen is my pick because it doesn't go bad. getting a big bunch of moldy green beans out of the fridge after a week ftl
     
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    we're not talking about canned, guys

    talking the difference between fresh and frozen
     
  11. JeffMerr

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    Not really.
     
  12. pkr

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    frozen is more fresh than "fresh".

    why? because it is flash frozen as soon as it is cleaned and packaged. whereas you have fresh veggies in transit going through drastic temp. changes not to mention damage.
     
  13. bear

    bear frankly rover i dont give a "woof

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    And arent frozen veggies packaged at the peak ripeness? Where as fresh is picked before it is fully ripe.
     
  14. Skeletor

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    i prefer fresh just because then i actually eat them cause i know they'll only last so long.


    When I have frozen veggies only... I look in my freezer and see my frozen vegetables. Then I look over and see chicken strips and taquitos and say "HELL YES!" and forget that i even intended on retrieving the vegetables.
     
  15. Skeletor

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    only real benefit i can see between frozen vs. fresh aside from the mental effect i talked about is that with fresh you can pick it yourself out of a line and get the best quality plant... with the frozen you get whatever they give you, but then again they have certain standards they go by i'm sure so it's probably a nonissue anyway.
     
  16. PaddoK

    PaddoK Some dolphins get massacred, some dolphins get blo

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    hey guys, I never eat vegetables, how much harm am I doing myself?
     
  17. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    That's what I've heard. I always by frozen now....sometimes fresh, but the frozen stuff is so much easier.
     
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    i like frozen for the shear variety and flexibility it offers. i keep broccoli and spinach in my freezer at all times, also buy a huge bag of mixed stir fry veggies from costco that has all kinds of stuff in it. my new favorite snack is whatever steamed vegetable i feel like(usually broccoli either alone or mixed with bellpeppers or something) and fat free mozzarella cheese with some hot sauce on top. its so easy to eat healthy with shit like that so easily at my disposal. a bag of fat free mozarella cheese has 72g of protein and about 10 g of carbs.
     
  19. Genghis.Tron

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    I think that the cooking method will influence more the nutrient content than the "freshness" so to speak. Usually frozen veggies are frozen at their peak so that's a plus. Buy whatever is the most convenient/cheap, don't boil it unless you plan on making a soup out of the water because you'll lose a lot of the water-soluble vitamins. And stop thinking so much.
     
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