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Frozen vegetables via fresh vegetables?

Do you buy frozen vegetables or do you buy fresh vegetables? Why? saves time? Cost? Convenient? Why?........

Last reply: 31st Mar 2016 / 19 replies / Post by Ingi

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THEROCK

Posted by: THEROCK
Posted: 9th May 2014

THEROCK says: This is something I always take into consideration when going shopping. I always plan out my first few days of food and what I will be needing, There's nothing better than fresh vegy's but they do go off. So don't over do it and buy to much, only buy what you know you'll use. I use frozen vegys in things like my stir-fry's and noodle dishes as its easy and cost affordable. I hope this helped you out a bit. Reply

Ingi

Posted by: Ingi
Posted: 9th May 2014

THEROCK says: This is something I always take into consideration when going shopping. I always plan out my first few days of food and what I will be needing, There's nothing better than fresh vegy's but they do...

Ingi says: Thank you Therock. I also use frozen vegies in stir frys and noodle dishes when cooking them. I believe that frozen vegies are just as good, have good nutritional value as well. I do my shopping for 2 weeks at a time, plan 14 meals which is hard work for me anyway as I have to lean on my 3 wheel walker and am very unstable standing for 5 minutes at a time, sitting is okay, but one cannot sit all the time while cooking....ha ha. Once again than you and hav Reply

Chackty

Posted by: Chackty
Posted: 3rd Jun 2014

THEROCK says: This is something I always take into consideration when going shopping. I always plan out my first few days of food and what I will be needing, There's nothing better than fresh vegy's but they do...

Chackty says: I never plan my shopping I always go and choose Reply

david

Posted by: david
Posted: 5th Jun 2014

THEROCK says: This is something I always take into consideration when going shopping. I always plan out my first few days of food and what I will be needing, There's nothing better than fresh vegy's but they do...

david says: therock,frozen is the only way to go Reply

freyjamoon

Posted by: freyjamoon
Posted: 10th May 2014

freyjamoon says: I buy both and sometimes when fresh are on special i part cook them and freeze for use later on. They taste great and apart from potato they dont have a change of flavour. (potato's can sometimes get a floury freezer burn) Reply

Ingi

Posted by: Ingi
Posted: 11th May 2014

freyjamoon says: I buy both and sometimes when fresh are on special i part cook them and freeze for use later on. They taste great and apart from potato they dont have a change of flavour. (potato's can sometimes...

Ingi says: Hi Freyjamoon, I have done the same years ago, I bought vegies and froze them for later use but several times have forgotten them or found them ages later on and had to throw them out......that defeated me trying to save......ha ha. So now depending on the meal I but both frozen and fresh. Reply

antzy

Posted by: antzy
Posted: 17th May 2014

antzy says: If it's for stir fry or anything, I get frozen vegetables. Other times, I get them fresh, depending on if they're in season and if they're not expensive. Reply

lizzie r

Posted by: lizzie r
Posted: 24th May 2014

lizzie r says: Buy more frozen then fresh because fresh lately look old!! And truly believe frozen is fresher Reply

lizzie r

Posted by: lizzie r
Posted: 24th May 2014

lizzie r says: Buy more frozen then fresh because fresh lately look old!! And truly believe frozen is fresher Reply

Ingi

Posted by: Ingi
Posted: 25th May 2014

lizzie r says: Buy more frozen then fresh because fresh lately look old!! And truly believe frozen is fresher

Ingi says: I sometimes buy only frozen vegetables, have not bought chips for yonks. Fresh don't often look fresh depending on the day you shop, so I buy frozen but I read where it comes from first, no veggies from China though. Reply

jim

Posted by: jim
Posted: 25th May 2014

jim says: I buy mainly fresh vegetables and grow some of my own
but I buy frozen peas, corn, beans, brussel sprouts and frozen chips as I think they are good value Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 27th May 2014

says: I buy some frozen vegetables because it's cheaper and sometimes just because it's more convenient but I generally like to buy fresh vegetables because it's healthier and tastier. Reply

Ingi

Posted by: Ingi
Posted: 28th May 2014

Ingi says: Bingoo, you also are correct, it is cheaper sometimes to buy frozen vegetables and more convenient, it depends on what you can get and where? we don't have small greengrocers anymore or big markets to buy from so I have to depend on Coles or Woolies nowadays. I used to like the smaller greengrocer of years/decades ago around our area, but what can you do? Reply

JennaZimm

Posted by: JennaZimm
Posted: 30th May 2014

JennaZimm says: I love fresh and find my meals taste so different if not fresh vedge. I only have frozen peas. I do also have a few tinned but find the same thing. Try and put fresh tomatoes in a spag bog instead of tinned and tastes so much better! I don't have anything against frozen just enjoy fresh more. Reply

Pam_my

Posted by: Pam_my
Posted: 3rd Jun 2014

Pam_my says: Nothing beat the fresh food especially fresh vegetables, and I'm talking about taste and nutrition. Reply

Chackty

Posted by: Chackty
Posted: 3rd Jun 2014

Chackty says: I buy both frozen and fresh Reply

Chackty

Posted by: Chackty
Posted: 3rd Jun 2014

Chackty says: I buy frozen it,s convenient but I choose fresh most time Reply

Sil

Posted by: Sil
Posted: 3rd Jun 2014

Sil says: I buy whats in season so i can afford to buy it fresh. I then buy what i need frozen if its economical & from New Zealand or Australia. I know everyone says its fresh as its frozen immediately, but you can't really eat a defrosted carrot & get the crunch, so i use it for meals i know i can . The berries too are good frozen for desserts but the texture doesn't compare with fresh, but pricewise its attractive. Reply

Bazz

Posted by: Bazz
Posted: 30th Jul 2014

Bazz says: sorry... hit the wrong key accidentally. I'll start over...

I've always prepared fresh certified organic whole veg from scratch. I was reading up on the studies done regarding frozen veg & the snap - freezing & other techniques employed in recent times have made on the nutrients, quality taste & texture of frozen veg... it seems frozen compares quite well to maybe half - rotten remains after a week of shopping. Frozen, according to the studies, even beats canned. The problem for me is that I can't find anything frozen that's also certified organic & local. The shops used to have some, but have taken them out years ago now. If we had a better transport system & stopped strangling agriculture here, we would all have ready access to affordable good quality real foods. The plans are drawn, but no-one will fund it :-( Reply

elljay

Posted by: elljay
Posted: 31st Mar 2016

elljay says: I only buy broccoli frozen as I find fresh goes of quicker than I can eat it Reply

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