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The metal can, in combination with the protective epoxy coatings’ durability, adhesion, formability, and resistance to the wide range of food and beverage products (product resistance), provides unsurpassed food safety as well as nutritional integrity. Canned foods help bring nutritional diversity to the diet, without sacrificing nutritional quality. Canned fruits and vegetables are picked at the height of ripeness and since many canneries are near the fields, packed to preserve that ripe and ready state. Researchers at the University of Illinois “... determined that canned fruits and vegetables were nutritionally similar and sometimes superior for some nutrients to their fresh or frozen counterparts.”


A Nutritional Comparison of Canned, Fresh and Frozen Fruits and Vegetables -- The Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
Recipes Made with Canned Ingredients Deliver on Health, Taste and Convenience -- The Canned Food Alliance & The University of Massachusetts

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