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December 1996 Issue

Can't Find Fresh? Canned and Frozen Fruits and Vegetables Still Count Toward Your "Five-A-Day" Target

Q. I don't always have a chance to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. Do frozen and canned count towards the daily goal of five a day? A. Most certainly. A popular misconception is that all processed foods are devoid of nutritional value. It's true that the heat used in canning sometimes causes a loss of certain vitamins. But careless transportation, improper store displays or home storage, and even prolonged cooking of fresh produce

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