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Do some foods make you more sad to "throw out" than others?

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Do some foods make you more sad to "throw out" than others?

thimes | Dec 20, 2013 08:14 AM

So I try to not throw out food as a general rule. But sometimes things just "go bad" before you get to them or before you remember that you have them hiding behind the milk in the back of the fridge.

Today I had to clean out my fridge (traveling) and had to make some hard decisions about what was going to survive long enough and what was going to spoil. (In this case, I'm giving some of my produce to neighbors - but let's consider that "throwing away" for this purpose).

I found it funny that I had broccoli that needed to go - I wasn't upset at all, no big deal.

Then I found, hidden behind said broccoli, sugar snap peas and I was sad that I didn't have a chance to eat them.

It just made me wonder if I value some produce more than others - or if having produce "staples" available year round makes us devalue them compared to other produce . . . . (i.e. I can always get broccoli that tastes alright, I can't always get sugar snap peas that taste/look good).

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