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Mar 31st, 2014, 15:59 PM  
TwylaDee
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We all have to live within our means and if buying frozen instead of fresh allows us to put food on our plates through the month, then that's what we must do.

This is also why reading labels is important. I just checked the bags of frozen vegetables in my freezer. The Birds Eye broccoli has one ingredient listed which is broccoli. The store brand bag of cauliflower only contains cauliflower. The Green Giant spinach contains spinach, water, and salt.

Looks good to me.
 
Mar 31st, 2014, 18:34 PM  
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I have to disagree with the notion that "fresh produce is too expensive" is a bad excuse not to buy them. When you're on a tight budget, sometimes they really ARE too expensive. Take for example the sale that a local grocer often runs on frozen veggies, where they are $1 for a one pound bag. When can you find fresh vegetables for $1 per pound consistently? What do you do when you want out-of-season veggies and they cost two or three times as much as they would in-season, but they're half that much frozen? I just think frozen is the way to go price-wise, especially since I've never actually seen a bag of frozen vegetables with anything other than the veggie itself listed in the ingredients list.
 
Apr 1st, 2014, 08:44 AM  
Stephen Reed
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We all have to live within our means and if buying frozen instead of fresh allows us to put food on our plates through the month, then that's what we must do.

This is also why reading labels is important. I just checked the bags of frozen vegetables in my freezer. The Birds Eye broccoli has one ingredient listed which is broccoli. The store brand bag of cauliflower only contains cauliflower. The Green Giant spinach contains spinach, water, and salt.

Looks good to me.
Agreed, I've checked mine, no additives :-)
 
 
Apr 1st, 2014, 15:32 PM  
Poppy
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I've never seen preservatives listed in the frozen vegetables I buy, but then, I stick with just the veggies--nothing added. Packages that use milk, butter, and seasonings do have preservatives, though.
 
 
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