March 2015 Issue

Say “Yes” to Canned Fruits, Vegetables, and Beans

Good nutrition can come in a can—and contribute to a healthy, well-balanced diet.

Canned foods—fruits, vegetables, and beans—are the ultimate convenience foods—nutritious, available year-round, and economical. Yet surveys show they are misunderstood and not considered healthful choices. Historically, canning was developed to preserve summer’s bounty, and extend food availability all year long to prevent seasonal starvation. Canned foods contain the same important nutrients—sometimes even more—as fresh foods, and they can help you fit more fruits, vegetables, and seafood into your diet, at a lower cost.

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