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5 Canned Fruits You Should Buy And 5 You Shouldn't
By ROBYN HUNT
Do Buy: Pineapple
Pineapple production can fall victim to natural disasters, pests, and a whole host of negative external impacts that can affect the size, flavor, and price. That's one reason why you should keep canned pineapple at home.
Do buy: Pumpkin Puree
Canned pumpkin (or pumpkin puree) is packed with vitamins and minerals. One cup of cooked pumpkin contains 245% of your recommended daily value of vitamin A, which is important for your eyes and cells, and it’s also great in curries, soups, and hummus.
Do buy: Coconut Milk
Canned coconut milk is an amazingly versatile food item that successfully crosses into both sweet and savory recipes. This healthy drink contains antioxidants and antimicrobials — which help keep your body free from disease and MCTs that help convert fat into energy.
Do buy: Stone Fruits
Stone fruits include any fruit containing a large pit — like peaches, plums, and apricots — and are incredibly delicate fruits, so canning is often a good idea. California's stone fruit industry costs have risen 45% since 2020, so keeping canned stone fruits in your cupboards will be an economical way to enjoy these savories.
Do buy: Tomatoes
Canned tomatoes are extra special, because as they are cooked, the heat actually opens up the fruit's cell membranes. This allows your body to absorb even more antioxidants and nutrients tomatoes have to offer — especially the cancer-fighting compound lycopene.