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All that you want to know about Canned foods and Tinned Foods

Canning is a method used to preserve foods for longer times by packing them in sealed containers. The canning procedure can differ to some extent from one product to another, but there are three primary steps. These comprise:

  • Processing: In this step food is sliced, peeled, pitted, chopped, cooked, shelled or boned.
  • Sealing: Here the processed food is sealed in cans.
  • Heating: In this step, cans are heated to kill damaging bacteria and stop spoiling.

This enables food to be safe to eat for one to five years or longer. The most common types of foods that are canned include vegetables, fruits, soups, beans, seafood and meats.

In what way does Canning affect nutrient levels?

Canned foods are often believed to be less nourishing than fresh or frozen foods, but research shows that this is not always accurate. In fact, canning preserves most of the nutrients of the food especially those from Dbsouq. Being a trusted brand in UAE, you can be sure of getting only quality products.  Carbs, protein and fat are unaltered by the procedure. Maximum fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamins A, D, E and K and minerals are also retained. Thus, studies show that foods high in definite nutrients are still high in the same nutrients after they are canned.

But it is important to keep in mind that as canning usually involves high heat, water-soluble vitamins such as vitamin C and vitamin B can be damaged. These vitamins are susceptible to heat and air usually; as a result they can also be lost during cooking, normal processing and storage methods used at home. As per a recent research it has been found that while the canning procedure may damage certain vitamins, amounts of other healthy compounds may increase drastically.

Benefits of canned foods

Canned foods are a practical and convenient way to add more nutrient rich foods to your diet. Since, the availability of safe, quality foods is very much absent in numerous parts of the world. Canning assists ensure people have access to an extensive range of foods all through the year. In fact, practically any food can be found in a can these days. Also, as canned foods can be stored for several years safely and often entail minimal prep time, they are extremely suitable. In addition, they tend to cost less than fresh products.

How long do canned foods remain edible?

Canned foods usually have a long shelf life, but that does not mean that you keep them for quite a few years prior to using them. High-acid canned foods such as tomatoes, juices, pickles and fruits will store well for twelve to eighteen months. Whereas low-acid canned foods for example meat products and vegetables will store well for two to four years. But, there may be some changes in quality, for instance a change in texture and color. 

Canned or tinned foods online from Dbsouq should be place in dry place with a moderately cool temperature. Make sure that you don’t store them in a warm place in direct sunlight or next to the oven. They should be kept dried out and cool to stop the can itself from rusting, as this may cause leaks and ultimately spoils the food within. So, go ahead and pick up the best canned foods from Dbsouq.