How Well Do You Know Your Vegetables?

Fresh, frozen or canned vegetables: Which type brings the most nutritional value to the table? Take this quiz to test your veggie smarts!

Quiz

Fresh, frozen or canned vegetables: Which type brings the most nutritional value to the table? Take this quiz to test your veggie smarts!

1. Fresh vegetables lose valuable nutrients the longer they sit after being picked.

  • True
  • False

2. Boiling frozen vegetables causes them to lose more of their nutritional value than lightly steaming them.

  • True
  • False

3. It doesn't matter if a package of frozen vegetables is marked "U.S. Fancy," "U.S. One" or "U.S. Two" - they're all the same

  • True
  • False

4. If it's the off-season for a certain type of vegetable, it is better to buy frozen instead of fresh.

  • True
  • False

5. Frozen vegetables are picked and processed at the height of ripeness, sealing in a lot of the nutrients they have to offer.

  • True
  • False

6. Canned vegetables are the most nutritious because the heating process they go through seals in their vitamins and minerals.

  • True
  • False

7. Some fresh vegetables can lose up to 77 percent of their vitamin C content after just one week of storage.

  • True
  • False

8. Proteins and carbohydrates are both adversely affected by the freezing and canning process.

  • True
  • False

9. Microwaving is the most nutritious way to prepare frozen vegetables.

  • False
  • True

10. Even if fresh vegetables are under-ripe when they are picked, they gain more nutrients as they ripen off the vine.

  • True
  • False

Your Results:

1. Fresh vegetables lose valuable nutrients the longer they sit after being picked.
True

2. Boiling frozen vegetables causes them to lose more of their nutritional value than lightly steaming them.
True

3. It doesn't matter if a package of frozen vegetables is marked "U.S. Fancy," "U.S. One" or "U.S. Two" - they're all the same
False

4. If it's the off-season for a certain type of vegetable, it is better to buy frozen instead of fresh.
True

5. Frozen vegetables are picked and processed at the height of ripeness, sealing in a lot of the nutrients they have to offer.
True

6. Canned vegetables are the most nutritious because the heating process they go through seals in their vitamins and minerals.
False

7. Some fresh vegetables can lose up to 77 percent of their vitamin C content after just one week of storage.
True

8. Proteins and carbohydrates are both adversely affected by the freezing and canning process.
False

9. Microwaving is the most nutritious way to prepare frozen vegetables.
True

10. Even if fresh vegetables are under-ripe when they are picked, they gain more nutrients as they ripen off the vine.
False

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