Fresh vegetables have a reputation for being a little more pricey than their frozen or canned counterparts. Here’s why it’s not really deserved—but why it will probably still seem like it is anyway.
When buying something such as a peach, you usually buy by weight. This will include things such as the pit that you won’t eat, but that add into the weight. When you buy canned peaches there is no pit, and usually no skin. Thus you aren’t comparing true consumed weight. But with canned goods, you’re paying for the water/syrup/brine that the fruits and veggies are packed in… Other things are more comparable – a green-bean (string bean) frozen, canned, or fresh, is pretty much the same weight, in terms of consumed product.