Americans enjoy the many benefits of canned foods, including
convenience, value and ease of preparation, according to a new
consumer survey commissioned by the Canned Food Alliance (CFA).
More than 80 percent of respondents say they rely on canned foods
to prepare meals at least a couple of times each month, with 61
percent of those saying they reach for canned foods at least one to
two times each week.
Yet the survey also reveals consumers' misperceptions about
canned food nutrition that is at odds with recommendations from the
U.S. Department of Agriculture's Dietary Guidelines for Americans
and many nutrition education organizations, which promote
consumption of all forms of nutritious foods (canned, fresh, frozen
and dried) for a healthy diet. Consumer attitudes also are often
contrary to decades of nutrition science that demonstrate the many
benefits of enjoying food from a can.
For example, did you know that canned foods are considered
minimally processed foods? That's right.
To learn more about the survey and the facts about canned foods,
click here to read the news release.
here to open the "Canned Food Myths - Busted!" fact sheet and
uncover the truth about canned foods.
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To find simple, healthy and delicious meals using canned foods,
check out our Recipes.
For example, try
Tuna and Black Bean Salad Wraps, a recipe that pairs the ease
and pre-prep convenience of canned beans and tuna with the taste of
fresh tomatoes and butter lettuce for a meal that your family and
friends are sure to enjoy.