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November 24, 2010

Save Money By Buying Frozen Instead of Fresh

Filed under: Food, Money, Saving, Shopping, Uncategorized, Vegetables — moneysavingcookbook @ 9:30 am

Buying frozen foods is usually a cheaper option than buying their fresh counterparts, mostly because fresh foods are more perishable than frozen foods, have the appeal of being “fresh” and are more convenient as you don’t have to thaw them before use.

When it comes to some vegetables, like peas and your frozen mixed vegetables, it is usually better to buy the cheaper frozen variety than the fresh. Not only are the frozen vegetables usually cheaper, and already prepared, giving you more value for money, vegetables are often frozen at the peak of freshness, locking in the nutrients. The fresh vegetables sitting on the shelf continue to age, so peak nutrients are not guaranteed. It is nice to know that there is a cheaper option that also provides benefits, so don’t overlook the frozen vegetables next time you’re shopping for food.

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