For some reason, there is a stigma against canned foods. People seem to think that because a serving of green beans came from a can, they must not pack the same nutrients as a fresh serving. It’s time we debunk some of the myths about canned food.
Myth #1: Canned foods don’t have the same nutrients as fresh foods.
Research has proven this to be false! Studies show that canned foods possess the same nutritive value, if not better nutritive value, as their fresh or frozen counterparts.
Myth #2: Canned foods taste different from fresh or frozen foods.
In a double blind study, recipes were prepared using both fresh and frozen foods, and will you guess what they found? The dishes containing canned foods tasted the same or better than the dishes containing fresh or frozen foods.
Myth #3: Canned foods are responsible for increased sodium intake.
This has also been proven false! Draining and rinsing canned produce can reduce the sodium content by 41%. If that’s too much work, there are also low-sodium varieties available.
Myth #4: Canned foods are over processed.
Actually, they’re considered minimally processed. Canned produce is often canned immediately after cleaning, chopping and trimming, and then cooked. This process ensures that all of the nutrients are locked in the can with the food.
Myth #5: Canned foods are easily contaminated.
The steel used to make cans is strong enough that they are tamper resistant, and the seal protects against contamination.
Canned Food Alliance