Canned foods are often regarded as convenience food: easy to prepare and high in sodium, sugar and preservatives. Given a choice between canned and fresh food, you would opt for the latter, right?
But not all canned products are equally unhealthy.
Some of them are just as nutritious – if not, more so – than their fresh counterparts, says Yuliana, a plant-based nutritionist.
“When it comes to nutrition, all forms count. Many health organisations such as the USDA have recognised that canned, fresh, frozen and dried foods all help to contribute to healthy eating as long as everything is in good balance,” Yuliana says.