Green Tip #78: Buy Canned Fruit in the Winter

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For the last 6 months or so I have really been focused on getting my recommended 7-8 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. It is not easy! But I know that I feel better because of it so I continue my efforts. The thing is Ontario winter is not a plenty with lovely fruit and veggies. So I have turned to frozen fruit, dried fruit and canned fruit. Similarly to frozen fruit, canned fruit is canned at its freshest point meaning it is more nutritious than the same piece of fruit you will find in the grocery store this time of year. Moreover I figure it is better to eat canned peaches from the United States an peaches flown in from Mexico given the fewer amount of green house gases they have created to get the fruit to me. And finally, canned fruit is cheaper than the “fresh” fruit you will see in our grocery stores.

2 comments to Green Tip #78: Buy Canned Fruit in the Winter

  • Mrs.SPF, I get the frozen fruit and dried fruit part. But canned fruits? I don’t get it. Aren’t they swimming in chemically processed sugar? OR do you look for fruits preserved in their own juices? That makes sense..

    I like frozen fruits. Great for my morning smoothies every day.

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