The Skinny on Canned Veggies

Here’s a cool little article talking about canned fruits and vegetables. Its over at MSNBC, take a look:
Canned fruits and vegetables are picked and packed at their peak ripeness, cooked quickly and sealed so nutrients are not lost. Several studies have found that the vitamin content in canned or frozen foods is comparable to fresh produce. Some canned foods such as tomatoes actually top frozen or fresh. With canned beans, the heating process may also make the fiber more soluble and useful to the body than dried beans…


…To keep nutrition locked in, store canned foods in a cool, dry location. Choose fruits packed in their own juices over those packed in syrups. Up to half the sodium in canned vegetables or beans can be washed away by rinsing under water.
Pretty sound advice. Personally, I always buy the low sodium or no-salt canned goods. What about you?
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Consuela - October 17, 2007 11:56 AM

I buy no-salt beans and veggies (corn, tomatoes etc) since the freezer space is pretty small at my house (canned tomatoes are also much cheaper!). Good to know the nutrition is still there!

Mr Curious - October 17, 2007 1:38 PM

I prefer the natural, no salt added goods. Salt can always be added later. What do you think about the BPA chemical found in the linings of the cans?

LLouise - October 17, 2007 3:00 PM

Mr.Curious,

Eden canned goods are Bisphenol A-free!

Eden Foods on BPA: http://www.edenfoods.com/faqs/view.php?categories_id=5

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