Fall Harvest in a Jar Anna Betancourt

Fall Harvest in a Jar  Anna Betancourt

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I have just had a great fall experience, with daughter and granddaughter, we canned peaches. Didn’t know it could be such fun, warm and fuzzy experience. We looked up the details of how to’s on the internet, and had all the jars and tops ready. I think making a list of everything you need, and making a lot of preparation, will reward you with a great supply of canned fruits. I’m sharing this article from eatright.org.

Farmers’ markets and produce aisles are still full of fall favorites but it’s time to start thinking about a nonperishable supply of fruit and vegetables for this winter. Canned and jarred varieties of fruits and vegetables are great to have on hand for increasing the amount of vegetables and fruits you eat and for convenience — especially when their fresh counterparts aren’t in season.

Check the product’s label for important information about canned goods:

•For canned fruit, look for descriptions such as “packed in its own juices,” “packed in fruit juice,” “unsweetened” or “in light syrup.” Fruits packed in juices contain less added sugar and therefore fewer calories than fruits packed in heavy syrup.

•If you’re cutting back on sodium, look for descriptions such as “no salt added” and “reduced sodium” on Nutrition Facts labels of canned vegetables.

For maximum flavor and nutritional value from canned foods, use the product immediately after opening it. Handle leftovers as you would any perishable food: store in the refrigerator or freezer to retain taste and nutritional quality.

For more information on reaching your goals for fruit and vegetable consumption this season, consult a registered dietitian nutritionist in your area and visit our Fall page.


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