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Buying seasonal vegetables may help finances


We've seen the cost of lettuces up to $10 and a watermelon $100. This tip may help reduce one's expenditure on vegetables:

 

Fruit and veggie price hikes are hurting household budgets. Experts say shopping seasonally could save you money

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-09/what-fruit-and-veggies-are-in-season-cheaper-produce/101134538



-- Edited by Buzz Lightbulb on Thursday 9th of June 2022 01:44:47 PM

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Seasonal purchasing of fresh staple food would be good if that food was actually fresh all the time. You wont get this in a supermarket.

Many products in the fruit a veg areas of the major stores are products that have been stored by differing means and bought out for sale as needed.

In this manner the terrible two can dictate the price, create shortages to raise prices and generally increase revenue for their shareholders all in the disguise of being *The Fresh Food People* keeping prices *Down Down*

The only way to change things is to stop buying those goods when the goods on on their high price cycle so to counteract products in other aisles where the prices are low (read specials)
I know most wont stop buying from them but where possible try to shop from suppliers of local produce.




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We have a fruit and vege mart in town, I only purchase what is in season, this keeps the diet alternating, the only constant is spuds.

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If you are able to buy fresh seasonal fruit & vege from a reputable Green Grocer all well and good but most have closed down because of the supermarket industry.
Supermarkets are controlling what fruit & vege we eat, just about all fruit & vege is put in an atmosphere controlled environment, this allows the supermarkets to cut done on waste, cut the farmers pay packet & to feed us crap that has been in these environments for months on end.

Apples are a good example as some are roundabout 12 months old at this stage of the year, a wax coating is a bad sign along with slightly dull colour.

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Kebbin wrote:

feed us crap that has been in these environments for months on end.


A year or two back I read the results of an analysis which concluded that in many cases frozen vegetables contained more nutrients than supermarket "fresh" vegetables due to the length of storage Kebbin mentions whereas frozen veg are snap frozen very soon after being harvested.  



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Mike Harding wrote:
Kebbin wrote:

feed us crap that has been in these environments for months on end.


A year or two back I read the results of an analysis which concluded that in many cases frozen vegetables contained more nutrients than supermarket "fresh" vegetables due to the length of storage Kebbin mentions whereas frozen veg are snap frozen very soon after being harvested.  


 Was that an analysis by those scientists or analysists that are paid by Colesworths. They must be the ones responsible for the advertising slogan.

*The Fresh Food People*

I have noted, having dealt with nutritionists just recently that they say fresh is best and they dont get paid by the duopoly.



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At least Civet coffee is in season 365 days a year!



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Was that an analysis by those scientists or analysists that are paid by Colesworths. They must be the ones responsible for the advertising slogan.

*The Fresh Food People*

I have noted, having dealt with nutritionists just recently that they say fresh is best and they dont get paid by the duopoly.


 If you are collecting veg from your garden or a known source of immediate delivery then fresh will always be better (providing you cook them properly!) but if you're buying from the supermarkets then frozen may hold more nutrients.

Do some Googling, you may be surprised.



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I posted something along theses lines here:

 

https://thegreynomads.activeboard.com/t68456322/alternatives-to-fresh-fruit-and-veggies/?page=1#comment-68456322



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