I am so stupid. I have purchased fresh vegetables from the produce section at the grocery store for most of my life.. NEVER realizing just how cheap you can get frozen veggies for. I eventually figured out the frozen is cheaper thing and started getting those but only for myself.. if I'm cooking for company I'm still gonna go fresh just because I think they taste better.
I may need to reconsider that now. According to this article in The Daily Mail..
"Frozen fruit and vegetables can be healthier, with higher levels of vitamins and cancer fighting antioxidants, than leafy ‘fresh’ produce.
Two independent studies found more beneficial nutrients in everything from frozen broccoli florets and carrots to blueberries.
In two out of three cases frozen fruit and vegetables scored better on antioxidant-type compounds – including Vitamin C, polyphenols, anthocyanins, lutein and beta-carotene."
So cheaper AND better for you? I may need to consider making the change.