Pros of using canned fruits:
- Convenience: canned foods are cooked and come in many varieties, this saves you on time and preparation.
- Taste: canned fruit is a great and cheap way to try a new fruit for the first time or add it to a recipe you want to try!
- Value: Canned fruits have a longer shelf life than fresh fruits, stocking up on your favorite canned fruit can save you trip to the grocery store, and allow you to have a tasty snack always in the pantry.
- Every part of MyPlate has a canned option; vegetables, fruits, protein, grains and dairy!
Do you want to learn how to can your own homegrown fruit? Check out one of our Food Preservation classes this summer! Go to your local County Extension Office for more details!