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Fresh vs. canned vs. frozen: which is better?

By Hilary Meyer, November 29, 2012 - 2:39pm

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Hilary asks: Which canned or frozen fruits and vegetables do you often cook with?


This is a wonderful article! I cannot count the number of times I go back and forth between fresh lemon juice and bottled or frozen vegetables and fresh vegetables. Some of these really shocked me. I really like how you separated the different items and showed the comparison and the clear winner. This is more helpful than I can explain! Thank you!


11/30/2012 - 9:19pm

I've eaten frozen spinach, it is incredibly gross, I would no more eat frozen spinach than I would eat frozen lettuce.

Frozen broccoli is much easier on the stomach than fresh as well.


12/10/2012 - 11:00am

Broc n spin


12/18/2012 - 11:48am

i cook with canned beans and frozen blue berrys and letuce


01/11/2013 - 5:14pm

Canned beans
Frozen veggies


01/22/2013 - 8:06am

Frozen spinach is fine if it's being cooked into something like soup or vegetable lasagna, otherwise yes, fresh is the way to go.

I still have bad memories of the way my mom would cook spinach. Drop the frozen block of spinach into a pan with some boiling water, cook it to death, then serve the resulting green slime with a lemon wedge and make the us poor kids sit at the table until it was gone, not even the dog would eat the stuff.

I didn't eat spinach for decades because of that... and still have fun giving Mom a hard time over it!


06/26/2014 - 10:13am

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