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To think the idea of tinned vegetables is a bit gross?

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organictwat Tue 14-Jun-11 18:49:46

I've just seen some tinned mushrooms in a supermarket and yo me, the idea of vegetables in a tin is a strange and slightly gross one, aiby?

MissVerinder Tue 14-Jun-11 18:51:41

Only a little bit, because they are gross, but come in handy for a store-cupboard curry!

Euphemia Tue 14-Jun-11 18:51:43

The following are good from a tin:

Carrots
Potatoes
Green beans
Sweetcorn

I prefer fresh, but tinned are fine.

ashamedandconfused Tue 14-Jun-11 18:52:37

you don't eat baked beans, chopped tomatoes, kidney beans or sweetcorn out of a tin then?

I agree some things are yuk from a tin but for some people they are a staple - whats better - tinned veg or no veg?

usualsuspect Tue 14-Jun-11 18:53:18

I love tinned garden peas

MadamDeathstare Tue 14-Jun-11 18:53:22

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

xstitch Tue 14-Jun-11 18:53:41

I must be gross, tinned is often all I can afford.

PinotGrigiosKittens Tue 14-Jun-11 18:53:54

I did smile at the link between your MN name and your thread title.

Quite!

I agree with ashamed and euphemia.

organictwat Tue 14-Jun-11 18:54:37

I do use them to cook with but I mean just eating them on there own, not in food

NotSuchASmugMarriedNow Tue 14-Jun-11 18:55:13

you don't eat tinned tomatoes???????

nicespam Tue 14-Jun-11 18:55:21

i ate half a tin of processed peas tonight - cold - yum

organictwat Tue 14-Jun-11 18:55:42

Is it actually cheaper to buy tinned veg though??

PinotGrigiosKittens Tue 14-Jun-11 18:56:15

A tin of sweetcorn is a ver good hangover recovery food. Fact.

organictwat Tue 14-Jun-11 18:57:25

Ah yes tinned sweetcorn, I do eat that.

xstitch Tue 14-Jun-11 18:57:52

It is if you live around here and factor in the travel to a shop that sells decent fresh stuff.

earlyriser Tue 14-Jun-11 19:00:45

mmmmm tinned mushrooms, all slippery and slimy. Great eaten cold straight from the tin, with a smidgen of yellow mustard!

organictwat Tue 14-Jun-11 19:00:52

How do they make it last so long?! I used some kidney beans in a chilli the other day which had been in the cupboard for almost 2 years, they tasted fine but the idea grossed me out a bit!

PamBeesly Tue 14-Jun-11 19:02:20

I like tinned and they are cheaper but I prefer fresh. Can I ask any tinned veg gurus if tinned tomatoes are high in nutritional value or does the canning process ruin the nutrients? Sorry for the hijack OP...

organictwat Tue 14-Jun-11 19:03:50

I don't think they do hold any nutrients which is one of the reasons they gross me out..

catinthehat2 Tue 14-Jun-11 19:04:27

tinned mushy peas

nutritious and delicious

grin

organictwat Tue 14-Jun-11 19:04:28

I know frozen hold nutrients but I don't think they taste as good and aren't much cheaper at all

Want2bSupermum Tue 14-Jun-11 19:04:28

I didn't know beans were veg, I thought they were a legume?

I do consume tinned fruit and veg (tomato, peaches, mushy peas and sweetcorn) on a regular basis but don't count these as part of my 7 a day. One of my fav desserts is tinned peaches and cream!

catinthehat2 Tue 14-Jun-11 19:06:15

How do they make it last so long?!

High temperatures drive air out of the tin before sealing, so no bacteria to speak of

AngryFeet Tue 14-Jun-11 19:07:37

Tinned veg do look nasty to me. I buy frozen to save money - cant imagine how canned ones could be nutrious anymore tbh. I do eat tinned fruit though - it tastes nicer to me!

onceamai Tue 14-Jun-11 19:08:01

Beans, tomatoes, sweetcorn, mushrooms (at a push) absolutely nothing wrong with them. Tinned fruit is very good too and a quick pud that also serves as one of the five a day. Tinned plums in a charlotte - tin of blackberries in apple pie, tinned peaches and arctic roll with raspberry sauce - yum.

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