You might wonder if frozen vegetables are more wasteful for the environment, since they have be kept frozen from the factory, in the store and at home in your own freezer. The answer is, it depends. Researchers say frozen food can have a lower carbon footprint in comparison to fresh food, since it leads to less food waste at home; most people completely use up frozen food when cooking. But if you don't waste any food when you buy fresh, then go that route. Because when you add the extra packaging, processing and, yes, the electricity to keep things frozen, fresh wins -- IF you use it all up.
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