One argument that fresh-pumpkin purists cannot win, however, is that the fresh version is necessarily healthier. As stated before, the canned version is often sold with no preservatives or additives. Just look for labels that state “100% pumpkin” and check the ingredient list to be sure. This means that the canned version has no unhealthy [...]
Canned foods are well understood to deliver what consumers need in terms of shelf life, convenience and good taste. When asked which package is best for sealing in freshness and nutrition, existing canned food users chose the can nearly twice as often (37% vs. 20%) as frozen boxes/bags or glass jars. The metal food can [...]
While 87% of Americans agree that canned foods help make meals easier and most prepare or eat meals with canned foods at least a couple of times a month (84%), an astonishing 54% of Americans surveyed don’t realize that canned foods count toward the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s dietary guidelines. These findings were part of [...]
Think fresh fruits and vegetables are always the most nutritious? Think again. If you can’t grow your own produce and eat it within hours of harvesting, canned and frozen fruits and vegetables can be every bit as good for you as fresh ones, and in some cases even better. That is the finding from a [...]
FACT: There are hundreds of canned foods available in no-, low- and reduced sodium options. Nearly half (45%) of those surveyed don’t know canned foods can be low in sodium. The fact is that canned food manufacturers are answering the demand for lower sodium varieties. mealtime.org
Canned fruits and vegetables are packed within just a few hours of being harvested at the peak of ripeness. This allows for the freshest and highest quality. Fruits and vegetables are inspected by the California Department of Food and Agriculture at a grading station before being accepted for canning.
No chemicals or added preservatives are needed for the canning process. Fresh fruits and vegetables are picked at the peak of freshness and often within hours, packed into a can, sealed and preserved through cooking. It’s a simple concept that’s provided consumers with nutrient-rich, freshly preserved food for the past 200 years. Since canned foods [...]
Welcome to 2013! My name is Susan Micheli, and I’ve been a Registered Dietitian for over 10 years. I have a passion for teaching people how to eat healthy and live the best lives they can. I’m looking forward to sharing some of my favorite health tips and recommendations.
Canned Foods Get Multi-Year Campaign by Karlene Lukovitz, Friday, February 1, 2013 6:24 AMThe Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) is launching a multi-year, multi-platform campaign to increase usage of canned foods. Dubbed “Cans Get You Cooking,” the cam …