Is there a general rule for whether fresh veggies are better than the chopped ones in in the frozen section? So far I've stuck to fresh veggies, but I find myself avoiding veggies that require a lot of cutting/preparation, e.g. green beans and green peas. Should I just stick with fresh ones? Or is it worth going with frozen ones? I'm a little concerned about frozen veggies because of the quality control -- there are many fresh veggies that I wouldn't pick up because they just don't look fresh, but who knows what has made its way into the bag of pre-cut, frozen vegetables. Any insights appreciated! On another note, is there some place I can find out how to tell if certain vegetables are fresh? I just bought some carrots yesterday and while they looked OK, they tasted so bad (after I had already cooked them) that I had to remove and throw them away. Thanks.