Top 5 Reasons to Recommend Canned Food

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Top Five Reasons to Recommend Canned Food

#1

When it comes to nutrition, all forms count. Canned, fresh, frozen, dried beans and seafood/meats and 100% juice all can provide essential nutrients that make up a healthy diet. Many canned foods are as nutritious, and sometimes even more nutritious, than their fresh or frozen counterparts.

#2

Picked at peak ripeness and canned within hours of harvest, canned fruits and vegetables are always in season and offer consistent quality and nutrition year-round.

#3

Canned foods, like beans, chicken, tuna, fruits, vegetables and low sodium soups and broth, cut down on the prep time necessary for creating delicious, nutritious meals – perfect for busy weeknights.

#4

Canned foods are often more affordable than fresh or frozen and contain only a few simple ingredients (no preservatives required), making good nutrition accessible for everyone, regardless of budget.

#5

Canned food is packed in the most recycled food container – the steel can – and helps minimize food and packaging waste.