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Is nutritious food really more pricey?


Is nutritious food really more pricey?
Omaha World-Herald

Sugar, at 3 cents, rounds out that trifecta of low-nutrition, calorie-dense staples of the American diet.No matter how cheap the processed foods are, the raw materials that go into them are even cheaper. And, if those raw materials are so very cheap for us, imagine how cheap they are for Kraft. So cheap that the company can manufacture a food out of them, box it, ship it and market it, and still sell it for pennies. Even so, you almost always do better, cost-wise, when you buy the ingredients and cook them yourself, which is one of the reasons that upgrading to a decent diet may cost less than you think. A 2013 review of studies quantifying the price of a healthful vs. unhealthful diet found that the healthful version cost $1.48 more per person, per day.Although $1.48 doesn't sound like enough to make much difference in the quality of your diet, it can buy a variety of cheap, nutritious staples: peanut butter (at 7 cents per 100 calories), whole-grain pasta (7 cents), whole-wheat flour (3 cents), eggs (10 cents), rolled oats (7 cents), pearled barley (8 cents), corn flour (3 cents), brown rice (4 cents), dried black beans (10 cents) and unpopped popcorn (9 cents).

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