Nutrition

Nutritional Information

  • Canned fruit offers great nutrition and is less expensive on a cost per serving basis than fresh fruit. Shelf stable canned fruit is available year-round and arrives ready-to-eat and packaged in
    appropriate portion sizes.
  • Several university studies confirm that canned fruit is
    nutritionally comparable to fresh fruit.

UC Davis Nutrition Comparison Study Results
Canned, Frozen, and Fresh – Nutritionally Similar

  • A healthy eating pattern includes a variety of fruits and vegetables.
  • All forms contribute good nutrition. For some nutrients, canned fruits/vegetables provide more than fresh.
  • Exclusively recommending one form over another ignores the benefits of each and limits consumer choice.
  • By the time food is consumed, all forms may be nutritionally similar.
  • Canned, frozen, and fresh each contribute important ingredients.

Source: Rickman et al.  “Nutritional Comparison of Fresh, Frozen and Canned Fruits and Vegetables,“ Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, March and April, 2007

 

 

 

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Canned Fruit Provides Consumers with a Value Oriented Solution for Improving Nutrition 2014
Canned Fruit as Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy Eating
Myth: Foods that Come in Cans are Not as Nutrious as Fresh and Frozen Varieties
Myth: Canned Foods are Highly Processed
Myth: Canned Foods are Filled with Preservatives
Myth: Canned Fruit Has Too Much Sugary Syrup Added
What the Research Has Shown 1
What the Research Has Shown 2
What the Research Has Shown 3
What the Research Has Shown 4
What the Experts were Saying 1
What the Experts were Saying 2

What the Experts are Saying 3
Sources of Added Sugar in the Typical American Diet
Fruit Packed in Juice and Extra Light Syrup contain exactly the same amount of sugar.
3 Truths about Canned Fruit
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