Canned fruit is a great way to get the delicious flavor of all your favorite fresh fruits year-round! Stored in syrups or brines our delightful selection of gourmet canned fruit is the perfect addition to every pantry. Thanks to its incredible shelf life, canned foods can be a chef’s best friend. Canned fruit, in particular, is excellent for adding moisture and flavor to baked goods ranging from cakes and muffins to bread, puddings, cobblers, pies, and crumbles. The possibilities of canned fruit are virtually endless! Always convenient and packed with flavor browse through our unparalleled selection of canned fruit today!
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The Origins of Canned Food
Canned food has been one of if not the most instrumental food preservation methods ever invented in human history. As wars were waged and troops needed sustenance further and further from home, new preservation methods were looked for. In fact, canning was invented in response to a call to action by the French government for a means of preserving food for army and navy use. After much research, a French chef by the name of Appert came up with an ingenious method of doing just that. Using heat first to help seal the jars then maintaining temperatures to kill any bacteria that might be lurking in the food. Canned food was first stored in Champagne bottles eventually, changing to the more convenient wide-mouth jars a la Mason. His initial successes helped lay the groundwork for many of our modern-day canning methods.
Not only do canned foods have a long shelf life, but they also retain the majority of their nutritional content. The three major players: proteins, carbohydrates, and fats are totally unaffected by the canning process along with most vitamins, (specifically A, C, D, and B) making canning one of the best alternatives when fresh produce is unavailable.