Ready prepared or whole – how do you buy your vegetables?

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With a wealth of health information at our fingertips, most of us try to take good care of our bodies, getting our five fruit and vegetables a day.

With so many options of where to buy your veggies ranging from supermarkets, local farm shops, market stalls and organic home delivery to name but a few, plus some of us grow our own, there is no shortage of supply.  And as for seasonal crops, with much produce being shipped in from around the world there is an endless variety to choose from.

In supermarkets, not only is there a vast range of whole fruit and vegetables, with pre-packed options as well, but there is increasingly a massive range of prepared, ready peeled and sliced vegetables including stir-fry packs, ready to steam and microwave packs as well as pre-washed salad bags too. Not to mention freezers full of frozen produce!

So how do you make your selection when it comes to buying your five a day? Do you prefer to buy whole vegetables, with dirt and all? Or do you find it more convenient to buy prepared vegetables?  Do you stock up weekly or as and when needed? Do you support your local Greengrocer or your supermarket chain?

Ready prepared or whole - how do you buy your vegetables?

224 people have already voted, what's your opinion? Mostly ready prepared Mostly whole and unprepard

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iestynlad
14th May 2016
0
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People buying ready prepped veg should pay VAT unless they have an exemption because they have a disability which prevents them from preparing
Wilf
8th Apr 2016
1
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Always try and buy from vegetable shops-cheaper and healthier
Irene88
3rd Apr 2016
1
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Always buy fresh and prepare myself, unless of course I've grown it when jusr wash soil off if necessary and eat it.
goldenbee
4th Mar 2016
2
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Always have bought fresh, unprepared veg but as my hands become more affected by arthritis those ones cut up in bags look very inviting. I love making fresh veg soup but it takes me twice as long to prepare now and makes my hands very painful.
Pam67
4th Mar 2016
0
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Fresh all the way !!! Love fruit and veg. Last week I bought carrots and parsnips which were out of date and reduced. What I never used that day I prepared them and froze them.
Jeff.C
28th Feb 2016
1
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We don't have garden space to be able to grow much more than a few weeds so we use a local farm shop for our seasonal vegetables, and we try to use local shops for meats and bread where every we can.
beezer129
26th Feb 2016
0
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Tend to grow our own and then freeze what is too much for us in one go, or make sauces etc
Peggysboy
3rd Feb 2016
2
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People who buy prepared vegetables need their bumps feeling they are mass produced and lose flavour in the process and the money paid for them is a scandal
Pussk2
29th Jan 2016
1
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Frozen to save waste and save time.
lizfid3
21st Jan 2016
1
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Buy mine at the market where I can see what I am getting. They don't last long enough to go off, I love my veg!!
wiffler
16th Jan 2016
1
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those packs of mixed vegetables to microwave are dire. They all taste the same. Awful.
sparrer
15th Jan 2016
1
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Always fresh, unprepared veg. Any trimmings/waste are added to my animals feed so there is nothing to throw away.
Beany
15th Jan 2016
0
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Almost always frozen and at the moment in my freezer I have peas,green beans,mushrooms,broad beans,broccoli,and diced mixed vegetables.As I live alone it is very impractical to get a big choice of fresh veg as it goes off before I get round to using it all.
JohnHerb
13th Jan 2016
2
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We always buy fresh from the local farm shop. Maybe bit more expensive but think its much better quality
Munsterlander
13th Jan 2016
1
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Both-we buy some in bags and some in the supermarket as they are. Its interesting as we go to Turkey about once a year on holiday and there the vegetables are always far more tasty than here in the UK. They seem to be grown in local small farms and while they are not perfect to look at they certainly taste a whole lot better
Minimuppet
13th Jan 2016
3
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Always whole and unprepared. What worries me is when I buy veg in Tunisia from the greengrocers it only lasts a few days. Tomatoes for example are off in 2/3 days. In England from supermarket they last a week - must have something in them to keep them. And of course everything tastes better (except frozen peas - I love them!)
Kes
12th Jan 2016
4
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Whole and unprepared as they come straight from my garden. If I buy I try to do so from market stalls. I hate having to buy veg from the supermarket; that is a very last resort.

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