Is canned fruit as good for you as fresh fruit?
Adequate fruit and vegetable intake is an important way to help prevent
disease. While fresh fruit tends to be thought of as the “healthiest”,
canned and frozen fruits can be just as beneficial to our health. Many
times fruits that are canned are packaged immediately after
they are harvested, thereby allowing them to retain more vitamins and
minerals. In addition, they can be consumed much longer after purchase
than fresh fruits. However, beware of the fruit packed in heavy syrup
because this can add unwanted calories and simple sugar. It is a
healthier choice to select canned fruit in light syrup or natural
So, overall it is important to eat 5 or more servings of fruits and
vegetables a day…whether they be fresh, frozen, or canned.