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.

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