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    The Price Of Vegetables

    Wed May 01, 2013 5:20 pm
    Forum Host
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Issued a study called How Much Do Fruits and Vegetables Cost? (link). The overall goal of the study was to better understand why Americans don’t eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. Here are some neat charts of vegetables ranked by price per pound, as well as ranked by cost per edible cup equivalent:

    There are more charts in the full study, covering canned fruits and so on. Here are a few of their major findings:
    •An adult on a 2,000-calorie diet could satisfy USDA recommendations for vegetable and fruit consumption for around $2 to $2.50 per day. This accounts for both amount and eating a variety of fruits and vegetables.
    •Canned or frozen fruits and vegetables were not consistently more or less expensive than fresh produce. For example, canned carrots (34 cents per edible cup equivalent) were more expensive than whole fresh carrots eaten raw (25 cents per edible cup equivalent), but for peaches the opposite was true.
    •You shouldn’t just compare prices per pound, as the amounts may shrink after cooking and removing inedible parts. For example, fresh broccoli florets and fresh ears of sweet corn both sold for around $1.80 per pound at retail stores. After boiling and removing inedible parts, however, the sweet corn cost almost twice as much as the broccoli florets ($1.17 vs. 63 cents per edible cup equivalent).
    Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:21 pm Groupie
    This is most amazing, Molly. Thank you for sharing. Now, what would be SUPER amazing is to see this data for the cost of meat icon_eek.gif
    Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:42 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Sometimes our local grocery store has great specials. IE a bunch of rapini is $1.99, Kale can also be purchased for $1.99 etc...

    When they host sales like that I usually buy a lot, take them home, wash and freeze in the deep freezer until I`m ready to use the veggies.
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