McCain is taking on Green Giant with a new frozen vegetable range it claims will make vegetables easier and more interesting to prepare.

Express, a range of microwaveable frozen vegetables, consists of four recipes - baby carrots & green beans in a honey and mustard sauce; broccoli, red pepper & soya beans in a tomato & herb sauce; baby carrots, baby corn & red pepper in a five-spice sauce; and orange & yellow carrots in a light soy sauce.

McCain said the range was aimed at busy young professionals who were keen to eat well but lacked the time to prepare food from scratch.

"The Express range uses the highest-quality vegetables, with carefully selected complementary sauce combinations, and offers an appetising everyday solution to consumers," said senior brand manager Chris Lever.

The range is available now in major retailers, rsp £1.49 for a 150g pouch.