Canned or frozen vegetables which is better.
In general frozen is better. No or Less salt or other added ingredients.
Also most frozen veggies are not cooked so that you can fix them as you want. Also, personally they have a better texture.
I've asked this question myself in the past and explored the answer with medical providers & on the internet. Seems MOST agree that canned or frozen they are still vegetables and BOTH are good - - as long as there are packaged salt free (remember even fresh vegetables carry their OWN salt, so adding it is generally a "NO - NO"), BUT.... ( and here's the clincher ) seems certain vegetables actually ARE better when FROZEN. Take "PEAS" for example:
Most internet sites explain that Peas's sugar turn into STARCH the very moment they are picked!!! Since FROZEN vegetables are packaged at the moment of harvest, it halts the process of it's sugars turning to starch. Makes sense, doesn't it?!
By the same token, when it comes to TOMATOES.... seems CANNING is better since it requires heating.
So, the answer seems to depend on the particular vegetable you want to eat. Would love to insert some internet links or site names here, but am not sure if that is allowed. U can certainly google the same question and the sites will come up.
Meanwhile, Spring is here and fresh veggies grow nicely in gardens & even window sill pots.
Too much sodium in canned, so if you buy canned, get the low sodium or rinse the vegetables well before heating.
Right U R and that's exactly what I said in my above reply as well... "as long as there are packaged salt free (remember even fresh vegetables carry their OWN salt, so adding it is generally a "NO - NO")". But you know what? When I researched this on the internet, I discovered several studies recommended CANNED TOMATOES since canning; they explained, requires a HEATING process.
On a personal note... I use only FRESH tomatoes (homegrown) since tomatoes have their OWN salt. I take them off the vine, blanch them then freeze them for future use. (My mother & grandmother used to jar our homegrown tomatoes into sauce. Spent every summer doing that...lol. Good memories and healthier times!)
Very helpful thank you.
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Frozen vegetables would be better.
I grow my own vegetables, that we eat fresh throughout the season and then can the excess. We can salt as little or as much as we want that way. We make our own Spaghetti sauce that we use for everything for the same reason, we can control sugar and salt content.
If you do not have fresh veggies available, then frozen veggies are the way to go. Even the canned "no salt added" or "salt free" have preservatives that are somewhat harmful to ones body! Try to go as fresh as possible!
Both retain their nutrients well. It’s best to choose canned food or frozen without added sugar or excess sodium. Stir-fry or or steam the frozen vegetables, but heat up the canned vegetables in their own liquid, in contains nutrients in it.
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