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Old 06-02-2019, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Spaghetti sauce. Some soup like a beef stew. Tomatoes, okra, and corn are always in the pantry. I rarely use canned vegetables for anything. I hate the taste of most canned vegetables.
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Old 06-02-2019, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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In my opinion, frozen vegetables are pretty good. They lose some texture, but should maintain most nutrient value. Fresh is inevitably going to be better, but frozen seems to be a reasonable alternative.
Generally, studies have shown that frozen vegetables often contain more nutrients than fresh ones (at least from the grocery store) because they're frozen soon after picking. The produce at the store was usually picked before it was fully ripe, and loses nutrients during the shipping process.
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Old 06-02-2019, 10:19 PM
 
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Canned tomatoes and (horrors! don't tell) Lipton soup in a box. Other than that, my weakness is simmer sauces and Thai curry pastes. I have every curry paste Maesri puts in a can and Kitchens of India cashew cumin simmer sauce, Sharwood vindaloo, and of course canned coconut milk.

Does Ken's salad dressing count?
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Old 06-03-2019, 04:44 AM
 
Location: SE Florida
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I'm not sure I'm understanding the question. Do you mean store bought as opposed to home canned or home jarred?

I do a lot of cooking, but some things are homemade and some aren't. I found a jar of tomato sauce I like and haven't been able to reproduce it, so I buy that from the store. But I make my own Caesar and blue cheese dressings and my own teriyaki sauce because I like mine better. I can bake bread, but it's easier to buy it. I also like Hamburger Helper, so I'll buy that once in a while.

I don't especially like cake, so I never buy or make any, and if I want cookies I'll make my own, same as I make my own cheesecake. I love making my own butter from cream, but that gets really expensive, so I buy butter in the store.

Otherwise, I keep some powdered beef and chicken broth, cans of tuna, store bought bread crumbs, some liquid smoke, lemon and lime juice, sometimes a can or two of soup on hand.

Right now I don't really have anything but meat in my freezer: 8 pounds of hamburger, a couple pounds of pork, some chicken breasts, frozen shrimp in a 2lb bag, 5 pounds of bacon, and I used the ham tonight with the potatoes. Once in a while I'll buy a frozen pizza, but I think Round Table is much better than anything in the stores. I don't usually have any frozen dinners or vegetables in the freezer. If I want fruit or veggies, I'll go to the Farmers Market and get them there.

OK, I forgot, I have Freezer Jam in the freezer right now, although I've made my own jam in the past. And occasionally I'll buy frozen blueberries.
Do you commercially produce canned/jarred goods at home?
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Old 06-03-2019, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Canned beans, broths, tomatoes in cardboard containers....a few canned soups.
No canned vegetables except the beans. Frozen peas, spinach, okra...otherwise I buy fresh.

Two items that people will frown on...packaged Lipton noodle soup (takes 5 min) and Rice a Roni, a certain flavor flavor....been addicted to that for years.
Panko, dressings, multiple Asian sauces although I also make my own.

Spaghetti sauce, jarred pimentos and artichokes, olives.
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Old 06-05-2019, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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How did the OP's question morph from "commercial" to "processed" so quickly? Tyson chicken is commercial, my aunt's cellar shelf full of home-made pickles is processed.
very easily: you are taking his words too technically I think. Most of us realize he is referring to processed.
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Old 06-05-2019, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Generally, studies have shown that frozen vegetables often contain more nutrients than fresh ones (at least from the grocery store) because they're frozen soon after picking. The produce at the store was usually picked before it was fully ripe, and loses nutrients during the shipping process.
From what I have heard and read you are 100% right. I will add though, in my opinion regardless of slightly more nutritional value frozen does not have the flavor or same texture as fresh.
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Old 06-05-2019, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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Do you commercially produce canned/jarred goods at home?
Oh heck no.
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Old 06-05-2019, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Everything pretty much. I grow some tomatoes but that's about it. 99.95% reliant on commercial food.
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Old 06-06-2019, 04:52 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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Most of us realize he is referring to processed.
One cannot be too sure, but I took that way as well.

Apart from a few subsistence farmers who might be left in pockets of pre-industrial economies, even farmers buy food with money (commercial).

The question, then, to what extent is the food that one usually consumes industrially processed?

Even if I make bread from scratch with my own yeast cultivated at home, I am still commercially buying with money wheat grains, harvesting, milling, packaging and distribution (some people mill at home, but they still buy harvesting and the rest). Even the water is distributed by a local county authority to whom I pay money, I don't draw it from a well that I dug from myself or from a local river.

Still, the end product is less industrially processed than store-bought bread.

Is it worth it?

I don't know for sure, but right now it's a lot of fun.
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