6 advantages of canned food from Teruke Marketplace!

People who consume more canned foods tend to have a higher intake of fruits, vegetables, and nutrients than those who consume fewer canned fruits and vegetables.

  1. Best flavor and nutrient quality are ensured:
    • Canned foods can be just as nutritious as fresh and frozen foods because canning preserves many nutrients.
    • The process of canning does not change the number of minerals, fat-soluble vitamins, protein, fat, and carbohydrates.
    • The heating process may increase the antioxidant content. Canning increases the amount of lycopene in tomatoes.
  2. A convenient and affordable way to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into the diet:
    • Canned foods are helpful for people who live in remote areas where fresh foods are not readily available.
    • The process of canning ensures a long shelf life of at least one to five years. 
    • This may prevent individuals from throwing away fresh produce due to spoilage, thus helping reduce food wastage.
    • In addition, using canned foods can cut down on meal preparation time, while still offering nutritional value and a delicious taste.
  3. Help you make wise choices:
    • When purchasing canned fruit, choose varieties that are canned in water, 100 percent juice, or in their juices to avoid consumption of added sugar.
    • Choose canned vegetables without added salts, labeled “no salt added” or “low sodium. Draining and rinsing canned beans and vegetables can reduce the sodium content.
  4. May increase fiber intake:
    • Fiber is essential for digestive health, and studies have even linked increased intake to significant weight loss.
    • Studies have reported that canning helps make fiber in certain vegetables, such as beans, more soluble and more useful to the human body, which can have a positive effect on health.
  5. Has a similar nutritional value when compared with fresh and frozen:
    • Because they are harvested and canned at the peak of ripeness, canning can preserve the same flavor and nutrients as if eaten fresh or frozen.
    • Canned foods are handy to have when you do not have time to go to the store and buy fresh foods without compromising nutrition.
  6. Cans are lightweight, durable, and easy to store, carry and dispose of:
    • Because of all these properties, these cans can protect food from exposure to oxygen and against excessive exposure to light.