Green Veggies: Frozen vs Canned?

Green Veggies: Frozen vs Canned?

While fresh, local vegetables are the tastiest and greenest types of veggies to consume, sometimes we need a backup for food storage or special recipes. I know we've spent some time in the grocery trying to figure out what to buy, and thankfully Treehugger's done some digging to find out which type of veggie storage is best for the environment — canned or frozen. Find out the result, after the jump...

When comparing and averaging how much energy the packaging takes to makes and the amount of energy required to process each storage method, the verdict is: freezing and canning come out pretty much even. Freezing has a slight advantage over canning, but once the food has sat in the freezer for more than about 100 days, the advantage it has over canned is gone. For more info check out the full report at Treehugger or read the book, Food, Energy & Security.

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