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Chew on This - Fresh vs Frozen or Canned. Why the Price Difference

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Chew on This - Fresh vs Frozen or Canned. Why the Price Difference

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treb | | Jun 22, 2014 07:23 AM

Why is it that:

A pound of ripe tomatoes is $2.50 and a can of whole tomatoes 16 oz is under a dollar.

Fresh green beans are $2.00 a pound and frozen are $1.00.

Apples are $2.00 a pound and apple sauce is about a dollar per jar.

Oranges are about a dollar a piece and Orange Juice is $1.99 a quart.

I get that there are shipping costs and a perishable factor in fresh produce but, there are also similar costs for prepping for frozen produce and canning as well as shipping.

It makes me think that there’s more to this than just supply and demand.

What are your thoughts as you get ready to fork over mega bucks for that tomato.

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