How can I save money on fruit and vegetables?
The NHS recommends that we eat at least five 80 gram portions of fruit and vegetables a day. Vegetables add bulk to your meal, and because they contain a lot of water, they help you stay hydrated. However, fruit and vegetables tend to go bad quickly, which can be both frustrating and costly if you don’t use them up in time.
Studies have shown that frozen fruit and veg are just as nutritious as fresh fruit and veg, if not more. The frozen variety is often cheaper and can last much longer.
Buy frozen fruit and veg where you can. If you have fresh fruit and veg, try freezing it before it goes bad. Fruit and veg can usually be kept in the freezer for up to a year, so there’s plenty of opportunity to use them up.