Fresh, frozen or tinned veggies – is there a difference? The answer is… yes… and no.

Frozen and tinned vegetables often have a bad reputation for not being as nutritious as their ‘fresh’ counterparts. Frozen vegetables are often picked and frozen at their peak – so they are often at their best if you’re looking at the nutritional quality. Both tinned and frozen veg are cost effective and contribute to less food waste as they last longer. However, when comparing to fresh, they do have downfalls when it comes to texture.


The best option for you and your family will be what suits you budget, availability, skills and preference. Eating vegetables, whether they are fresh, frozen or tinned, is always better than going without.

By Dr Shabnam Kashef