Fresh vs. Canned Foods Comparison Essay by Nicky

A comparison of fresh and canned foods in terms of nutritional content, taste and texture and convenience.
# 146277 | 893 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Dec 24, 2010 in Nutrition (Food)

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The paper discusses how fresh foods usually, although not in all cases, have the highest nutritional value and most canned foods contain preservatives, salt, sugar, and other additives. The paper notes the differences in taste and texture between cooked and canned foods and also looks at the convenience of canned and fresh foods, such as long-term storage, expense and availability.

From the Paper:

"In terms of nutritional content, fresh foods are "nutritionally ideal," and "more nutritious" than their canned counterparts (Davies & Barrett; Apovian). Vegetables that are fully fresh, such as those plucked right from a garden or purchased at a farmer's market, contain the most nutrients possible. Unfortunately, many large supermarket chains and produce stores receive vegetables after they have been shipped over long distances and often overseas. By the time those fruits and vegetables reach the consumer they have lost a considerable amount of their nutritional content."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Apovian, Caroline M. "Foods--Fresh vs. Frozen or Canned." Medical Encyclopedia. Oct 2007. Retrieved Mar 8, 2009 from
  • Davies, Rhianon & Barrett, Amanda. True or False: Fresh Food Is Better Than Frozen or Canned Food. Health Library/EBSCO. Retrieved Mar 8, 2009 from

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