||[Mar. 1st, 2007|04:12 pm]
The Lazy Bastard's Guide to Weight Loss
- Often actually fresher than what you may buy as "fresh" vegetables at a supermarket. They were frozen within hours of being harvested, rather than hanging around in crates for upwards of two days. The vitamin C content is often higher in frozen vegetables compared with fresh.
- Sometimes cheaper than the fresh counterpart, especially if it's not in season. At my supermarket, a cauliflower costs about $3. The equivalent weight in the "You'll Love Coles" frozen cauliflower costs about $2, and I can't tell the difference once it's cooked. Frozen beans and peas are usually dramatically cheaper than fresh.
- Convenient - only take out of the package what you need and put the rest back in the freezer. No rapidly shrivelling beans or yellowing broccoli wasting away in your vegetable crisper.
- Some veggies don't freeze well. Take lettuce for example. Or snow peas, they come out really strange. Cabbage and the asian greens like pak choi don't like being frozen either, which is why you can't buy them that way.
- ....I dunno, it's not quite as satisfying to use frozen veggies as it is the fresh ones, but if you can't get them still screaming from your own garden, well...