Americans underestimate benefits of canned foods

Food packaged in steel cans is just as nutritious (and sometimes more so) than fresh and frozen foods, yet many Americans surveyed on behalf of the Canned Food Alliance mistakenly believe otherwise.

Less than half (46 percent) of those surveyed recognize that canned foods count toward the US government’s recommended dietary guidelines. Furthermore, nearly 40 percent of consumers believe that canned foods are less nutritious than frozen, and nearly 60 percent believe that they are not as nutritious as fresh foods.


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