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Cheapest places to buy fruit and vegetables in the UK

In the Channel 5 programme Secrets of Your Supermarket Food, the presenters explained that there are cheaper places to pick up fruit and veg than UK supermarkets. Although picking up fruit and vegetables at the supermarket may be the most convenient, it actually isn’t the cheapest.

Presenters Sian Williams, Stefan Gates and Nisha Katona unveiled some secrets about fruit and vegetables, from how much you would have to consume to fulfil the five a day requirement to how strawberries are actually grown.

Gates investigated the difference in price from buying fruits and veg from different stores. The presenter picked up the same amount of produce from each place to make it a fair test. He picked up broccoli, carrots, apples, bananas and pears.

He said: “The results are in and they’re quite surprising. In fourth place, the most expensive bowl came from the convenience store. Now I’m not knocking convenience stores, they’re very convenient, they’re often open extraordinary hours and they’re great for other things but in this case, the most expensive bowl of fruit and veg.”

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