After reading Alicia's book, I decided to grow collard greens in my backyard, and I used to eat them everyday. I was able to keep my collard plants until almost thanksgiving, but now with the brutally cold Chicago weather, I have resorted to buying them at Whole Foods. My problem is that the "fresh" organic greens they have still look like they've spent 5 days on a truck from California and pretty much taste like it too.
I've had better luck with the 365 brand frozen collard greens and kale, but I wondered if anyone has any insight into the nutrient comparison of the frozen greens versus the fresh? Also, I've noticed that the frozen ones are already cut up into small pieces. Does this affect the nutrient value? What do you other aspiring superheros do in winter?? Any insights or thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
I keep a few bags of frozen organic vegetables for those times when I run out of everything etc.
I always try to buy the vegetables in their whole form and not chopped as this is supposedly better for keeping in all of the goodness. Saying that, sometimes already chopped is the only thing I can get.
I don't think it will hurt to do this. I am the reverse at the moment - everything dying because of our severe heat!
I've heard lots of research/studies that say that frozen veggies have practically the same nutritional value as fresh. I'm sure you could google search and read into a bit on your own as well, and see what you feel comfortable with.
I think that's right...it is about what you are comfortable with. I think the opposing argument is just that fresh is best as it is in it's most natural / pure state. It is definitely individual choice and taste :)
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