You are right--but the final food tastes better than the packaged stuff usually.
I'm about to make "cooked to death peppers": justbento.com/handbook/recipes-side-dishes
Which are yummy, but all the chopping, deveining, scraping out all seeds, taking the green garbage and throwing it in the compost pile instead of the trash . . . Then the after-affects of the hot pepper juice on the fingers, even if washed off, can sometimes tingle even a day later.
Still, the peppers last me for a number of lunches, and if we make bigger batches of stuff, we have convenient GOOD food for the rest of the week.