Posted October 11, 2018 10:57:15If you’ve been around for a while, you may have heard the word canned fruit.
It’s been around since the early 2000s, and now the term is being used more and more, with some companies marketing canned fruit as a replacement for apples, and others claiming canned fruit can help keep you from getting sick.
But is canned fruit really healthier?
According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the only real health benefits from canned fruit are the antioxidants, vitamins and minerals found in the fruit.
“Canadians are more likely to eat healthy foods, and so they are getting a little bit of vitamin A in their diet,” said Daniele Filippi, an expert on nutrition and health policy at the University of Ottawa.
“So it’s not a big issue if they’re eating a canned fruit like apple or pineapple.
But if they have other fruit that is unhealthy, like tomatoes, you are getting more antioxidants,” he said.
The CFIA’s definition of healthy foods include whole foods, vegetables, fruits and whole grains.
It also includes fruits and vegetables with added sugar, and even dairy products, which include whey protein.
“We see that a lot in the dairy and meat industries,” Filippo said.
“So we would encourage people to choose whole foods.”
For the most part, you can eat your fruits and veggies in the same order they’re picked.
But you might find that some of your favorite fruits and vegetable varieties might be better suited for different times of the year.
“There’s a lot of different factors that go into that,” Fipp said.
“There’s the season, there’s the climate, there are the pesticides and so on,” he continued.
“And you also have a lot more seasonal and seasonal variety.
So there’s just a lot that goes into the process of picking a fruit.
So I think that a healthy food choice can vary.”
So what’s the science on canned fruit and what do the health benefits of canned fruit actually look like?
“There are a lot, and there’s a little more work to do,” Fili said.
But the CFIA says that “natural fruit and vegetables that have been certified organic, have been tested for the presence of antioxidants and vitamins, and are free of all harmful toxins.”
That means the health benefit of canned fruits can be found anywhere from the fruit itself to the texture of the flesh, the size and type of leaves, and how it’s processed.
“It’s just like taking a bite out of a ripe fruit and seeing the nutrients,” Fiamma said.
And it’s just the same with many other food items.
“They’re all similar, so it’s hard to say if it’s good or bad,” Fania said.
But Filippos point out that, “I do think that we should not eat a lot.
It can be a lot,” he added.
“The amount of fruit that we eat is important, but it also depends on where we live, and what our nutrition needs are.
So the best thing to do is to be as healthy as you can be.”
Filippo recommends eating a healthy diet, including fresh fruits and veg.
“Just the fruit you eat can have a huge impact on your health,” he advised.
“I think there are two types of fruit, and they are the ones that you eat fresh,” he pointed out.
“You eat whole, they have to be peeled and cut.”
The second type of fruit are those that are packed in little tubes that have a small amount of pulp, which is the pulp that comes out of the seeds and the fruit’s skin.
The pulp then is used in other foods, like baked goods and cheese.
The idea is that the pulp will keep the fruit fresh longer, and help keep the food fresher longer.
But it’s the pulp used that is most likely to be bad for you.
“We know from our research that, in general, the amount of sugar in the food is very important.
So if you’re eating lots of sugar, that will be bad,” he explained.
“If you’re having lots of carbs, that may also be bad.
So that’s where we need to be really careful.”
To be more informed, Filipponi recommends visiting your local grocery store, and asking to see the product labels.
“It may be better to just get the product and have it in front of you, if you know that it has a lot less sugar and is packed in a tube,” he suggested.
And when you go grocery shopping, you might also consider picking up a small container of canned tuna or canned pumpkin for lunch.
“You can pick up a bag of canned pumpkin, that has some sugar in it, which might be a good thing,” Fianti said.
You could also try making your own, but that might require more resources than just your hands.