I purchased a jar of baby food peas and a bag of frozen peas. When I got home I microwaved a bowl of the frozen peas and then whirled it in the blender for a moment or two. Then I put the two kinds of peas side by side so you could see the difference.
Oh how I wish you could smell it too! The frozen peas smell so sweet and fresh and the baby food ones… well I can guess why so many kids hate their veggies if this is their experience with them. The jarred peas hardly smell like food at all.
The textures are pretty different as well, as you can clearly see. The jarred food has an almost gritty feel to it and the frozen ones are just what you would expect from some peas. There are still little pea-casings in the frozen peas, and you may find those in your child’s diaper later on. But they are certainly nothing to worry about.
This experiment works with other veggies as well; carrots, squash, green beans, potatoes, you name it. Give it a whirl (in the blender) and see what you think!