I ran across this very interesting link the other day. It is from the US government and lists the most common vegetables sold in the US along with their per pound price. If the vegetable is sold in different states/packaging (i.e., frozen, fresh, canned) it also breaks down the costs for those.
Some of the interesting things I learned were:
Asparagus is very pricey at $0.70 per serving for fresh. You're much better off getting your vitamin A, potassium, and fiber from broccoli at $0.11 per serving.
Not only is cabbage rich in nutrients and low in carbs, it is the least expensive vegetable identified in the survey at $.04 per serving.
Although Romaine lettuce is more expensive than iceberg lettuce on a per pound basis, when comparing cost per serving they come out at the same $.15 per serving. But with Romaine, you get a much larger amount of vitamins and minerals.
Unfortunately, potatoes are also one of the least expensive vegetables in the survey at only $.06 per serving. This makes them tempting particularly to those who are on a limited income. But stick with the fresh green leafy vegetables.
Here's the link so that you can check out the breakdowns too.
Do you have any tips for saving money while eating healthy?
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