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    Pre-cut veggies

    Dantana
    Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:41 pm
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    Most produce areas offer pre-cut vegetables- so I am curious if I buy a container of pre-cut onion and celery can I count that as one ingredient? My assumption is that would be two ingredients, but then I think of canned mixed vegetables and that seems to be one ingredient.

    What do you think?

    -plus I really appreciate the forum and the good questions/answers I've read so far. These contests are fun and really force you to be creative! Thanks!!
    rosie316
    Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:56 pm
    Forum Host
    Dantana wrote:
    Most produce areas offer pre-cut vegetables- so I am curious if I buy a container of pre-cut onion and celery can I count that as one ingredient? My assumption is that would be two ingredients, but then I think of canned mixed vegetables and that seems to be one ingredient.

    What do you think?

    -plus I really appreciate the forum and the good questions/answers I've read so far. These contests are fun and really force you to be creative! Thanks!!


    Hi Dantana,
    I'm not one of the Food.com Staff (lovingly known as the "elves"), but hopefully I can help answer your question until one of them (probably "Elf Kathy") answers with more info.
    If it was my choice, I would say 1 ingredient "IF" (and only if), it was a pre-packaged product that is available to everyone nation wide... but I don't make the rules. If you scroll back thru the thread for the 5FIX contest (starting at page 1), you will see many questions regarding what is acceptable and what is not. I actually posed a similar question regarding packaged items. I was told that if they all come in the same box or bag that it only counts as 1. Now if you had to add anything to the packaged ingredients (such as milk, butter, etc...) then you would have to include those items in the list. But I've seen recipes that say "1 frozen bag of mixed veggies", and it was counted as 1. But the fact that you mentioned packaging at the "deli" or "produce section" (if it doesn't come in a can, bag or box that is readily available to everyone), it would most likely be considered 2 ingredients. (It's kinda like me going to the "olive bar" in the deli section of our local grocery store... where you pay by the pound... but then that would mean I could mix 5 different kinds of olives into 1 container and call it 1 ingredient. "NOPE"! Everyone competing doesn't have that option).
    Like I said, you will have to wait for an "elf" to get a correct answer. I'm basing this on what I've learned thru the original thread.
    Someone on staff will come to your aid soon. They usually take the weekend off.
    Hope this helps you in the meantime.
    -Rosie
    P.S. On behalf of everyone here... "Welcome" icon_smile.gif
    Liza at Food.com
    Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:43 pm
    Food.com Staff
    Hi there,

    I'm going to have to say no on that. I know that they come in the same container, but it really is two ingredients. SO sorry!
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