When you need to stock up on canned fruit, the answer is to shop online.
In Canada, there are many online retailers that carry canned fruits and vegetables, including Costco, Food Lion and CVS.
The most popular grocery stores in Canada also stock up to 50 per cent of their canned fruit and vegetables.
In fact, in the past year, the country has seen an increase in sales of canned fruits, according to the Canadian Food Processing Association (CFPA).
“Canned fruit is not only a great source of protein but it’s a good source of vitamins and minerals,” says Dr. Sarah Riecken, an RDG certified food scientist and certified food specialist in Toronto.
“It’s an inexpensive, convenient, and nutritious food that can be stored in the fridge for up to six months.”
She explains that in a typical grocery store, a bag of canned fruit can cost between $5 and $6 and the equivalent amount of dried fruit can be up to $10 to $12.
“A lot of people don’t know what they’re getting themselves into when buying a fruit and they don’t want to put the extra money towards it,” she adds.
The most important aspect of buying canned fruit is to be sure to read labels.
Some of the most common reasons for buying canned fruits online are to save money, get fresh produce, or save money on shipping.
“If you don’t see a particular product on the label, check with the store and make sure that it’s the right product,” says Riekken.
“You can also check with your local grocery store to make sure they carry the right kind of fruit and you can order it online.”
The CFPA also recommends checking the nutrition content of each product before purchasing it.
Riechs suggests looking for the label that includes a list of ingredients and the total amount of calories, saturated fat, and sodium.
“We don’t have an official list of all the nutrients and nutrients in canned fruit so the nutrition info can vary from store to store,” she says.
“A lot will depend on the type of fruit, how it’s grown, what kind of climate you live in and the amount of sunlight that you’re facing.
It’s important to check with store to ensure the amount is the right amount.”
The best thing to do is to get an idea of what you’ll be buying and what it will cost.
“To get an indication of what to expect, look for the price tag,” says the CFPA.
“The biggest concern is that there will be a lot of extra costs and costs for shipping, so it’s better to get a little extra information before you buy.”