Monday, February 24, 2003

To can or not to can ?

Contrary to popular belief, some canned foods are as nutritious and more hygienic than 'fresh' food.

Reason ? You never know how 'fresh' fresh is. Fresh foods start losing vitamins as soon as they are picked. And there is invariably a long delay before they end up in your skilet. Also many 'Fresh' fruits and vegetables are picked before they are ready to be eaten.

But many canned foods are harvested at their peak of ripeness and normally cooked and processed from the source within hours, thus preserving more vitamins than their fresh counterparts.

Most canned fruits and vegetables use no chemical preservatives, but are preserved via natural heat methods


Never use canned food if the can is dented, misshapen, or leaking,

With a permanent market Date-stamp the expiry date on canned stuff as soon as you buy them

Use older cans first.

Most canned foods can last up to 2 years when properly stored.

Canned foods have already been cooked once, so don't overcook them.

The liquid in the can is a semi soup as it includes nutrients, so whereever possible use the canning liquid.

Fruits packed in their own juices are a better choice than those with syrups


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