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    R P Guest

    Default Canned veggies

    How much difference in nutrition would you think there is between
    fresh & canned vegetables?

    I luv fresh,..but canned are easier to keep. The stores sell so many
    veggies in large quantity that for a single person,..if ya keep a
    verity,..they can go bad before you eat them..I hate that!
    ......TIA....Ron


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    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: Canned veggies

    On Feb 18, 1:51*pm, vn1...@webtv.net (R P) wrote:
    > * * * How much difference in nutrition would you think there is between
    > fresh & canned vegetables?
    >
    > * *I luv fresh,..but canned are easier to keep. The stores sell so many
    > veggies in large quantity that for a single person,..if ya keep a
    > verity,..they can go bad before you eat them..I hate that!
    > .....TIA....Ron


    As a single person myself, I often get fresh veggies in very small
    amounts at a supermarket salad bar - you can find onion, carrot,
    celery, radish, broccoli, cauliflower - lots of choices and you buy
    just what you need for one or two meals.

    Fresh fruits generally last longer ... but I do buy DelMonte Fresh
    Naturals (refrigerated produce case) and other refrigerated fresh
    jarred fruit sometimes. And berries always come in small amounts (and
    need to be used up fairly quickly).

    N.

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    Cindy Hamilton Guest

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    On Feb 18, 2:51*pm, vn1...@webtv.net (R P) wrote:
    > * * * How much difference in nutrition would you think there is between
    > fresh & canned vegetables?
    >
    > * *I luv fresh,..but canned are easier to keep. The stores sell so many
    > veggies in large quantity that for a single person,..if ya keep a
    > verity,..they can go bad before you eat them..I hate that!
    > .....TIA....Ron


    Try frozen vegetables. The best of both worlds, and you don't have
    to eat them cooked to mush (as so many canned vegetables are).

    Cindy Hamilton

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    Nancy Young Guest

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    R P wrote:
    > How much difference in nutrition would you think there is between
    > fresh & canned vegetables?
    >
    > I luv fresh,..but canned are easier to keep. The stores sell so many
    > veggies in large quantity that for a single person,..if ya keep a
    > verity,..they can go bad before you eat them..I hate that!


    A lot of times, frozen is best. Do you have room for that?

    nancy

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    Goomba Guest

    Default Re: Canned veggies

    R P wrote:
    > How much difference in nutrition would you think there is between
    > fresh & canned vegetables?
    >
    > I luv fresh,..but canned are easier to keep. The stores sell so many
    > veggies in large quantity that for a single person,..if ya keep a
    > verity,..they can go bad before you eat them..I hate that!
    > .....TIA....Ron
    >

    After fresh, I prefer frozen. I think textures and tastes suffer too
    much when good veggies get canned. The exceptions I use canned are
    beans, tomatoes, beets and occasionally creamed corn.

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    Mark Thorson Guest

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    James Silverton Guest

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    R wrote on Wed, 18 Feb 2009 14:51:04 -0500:

    > How much difference in nutrition would you think there
    > is between fresh & canned vegetables?


    > I luv fresh,..but canned are easier to keep. The stores
    > sell so many veggies in large quantity that for a single
    > person,..if ya keep a verity,..they can go bad before you eat
    > them..I hate that!
    > .....TIA....Ron


    I know the problem but some vegetables like carrots, onions, sweet and
    hot peppers, eggplant and jicama keep well in the fridge and French
    beans, Brussels Sprouts, artichokes, mushrooms and squash can usually be
    bought in small quantities. Asparagus will keep for several days. Frozen
    lima beans and peas are almost as good as fresh, IMHO. The only canned
    vegetables I use are things like chick peas, beans and cooked tomatoes.
    Those freeze quite well after opening the can.

    I came across something new to me last week: washed lettuce in a plastic
    box with the roots attached and wrapped in wet tissue. It was a bit
    expensive but the lettuce was good for a week at room temperature.
    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


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    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Canned veggies

    On 2009-02-18, R P <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I luv fresh,..but canned are easier to keep. The stores sell so many
    > veggies in large quantity that for a single person,..if ya keep a
    > verity,..they can go bad before you eat them..I hate that!
    > .....TIA....Ron


    Most ppl don't realize it, but plain ol' canned veggies/fruits are nothng
    but water and salt and the veg/fruit. Unless "nutrition" can penetrate
    metal, it's all still in the can. Unfortunately, much of the "nutrition"
    has leeched out into the liquid.

    SOLUTION: since canned foods are cooked beyond done, they only need to be
    heated, not actually cooked any longer. Use a pan or the microwave and heat
    contents in the liquid they came in and consume both.

    nb

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    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: Canned veggies

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] (R P) wrote:

    > How much difference in nutrition would you think there is between
    > fresh & canned vegetables?
    >
    > I luv fresh,..but canned are easier to keep. The stores sell so many
    > veggies in large quantity that for a single person,..if ya keep a
    > verity,..they can go bad before you eat them..I hate that!
    > .....TIA....Ron


    What do you do once you open the can, though? They don't keep any
    better.

    Have you compared prices of canned vs fresh? Seems like you can get a
    #10 can (maybe a gallon) for a few dollars, or enough to feed a dozen
    for a couple of bucks, or 4 servings for 60 cents, or two servings for
    55 cents.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

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