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Processed foods?

When I say "processed food". What do you think that means?
What kind of food do you consider processed food?


Asked by louise2 at 10:12 AM on Aug. 14, 2009 in Food & Drink

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Answers (7)
  • Processed is one of those words, like liberal, that has evolved into a new definition. Really, any food not in its original state is processed. For example, whole wheat flour is processed and bleached white flour is highly processed. The word processed is now, in the minds of many people, equivalent to highly processed.

    Answer by rkoloms at 11:47 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • Pretty much anything that isn't made from scratch at home is a "processed food". There are some processed foods that are actually healthy though like frozen vegetables and fruits (sans HFCS on the fruits).


    Answer by MythicMMM at 10:34 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • Heart attack food

    Answer by tnm786 at 10:44 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • Boxed dinners, canned foods, most convenience foods, frozen dinners, pretty much anything not made from scratch at home. But the ones to really avoid are canned foods (high in sodium), premade dinners (whether boxed like hamburger helper or frozen like stouffers entrees) because of fat and sodium content, and prepared snack foods like little debbie snack cakes and stuff like that.

    Answer by AprilDJC at 1:14 PM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • stuff in commercial packaging

    Answer by staciandababy at 3:00 PM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • Velveeta cheese, that stuff is nasty!!!!!!!!!

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 3:21 PM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • rkoloms. You are right. I was reading another post. And got to wondering what processed really meant. So I looked it up. All these people who say. " I do not eat processed food". Must not cut anything up. Or cook anything. Anything you do to food to change it is processed.


    Answer by louise2 at 5:42 PM on Aug. 14, 2009