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Canned Peaches Are As Nutritious As Fresh. Really?

 

 

Canned Peaches Are As Nutritious As Fresh. Really?

by ALLISON AUBREY

May 23, 2013

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I know, I know — I was incredulous, too.

But a new study published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture finds that canned peaches (yes, from the grocery store canned aisle) are as loaded with nutrients as fresh peaches. And in some cases, they pack more of a nutritional punch.

Take for instance, vitamin C: Researchers found almost four times more of it in canned than fresh peaches. In addition, canned had comparable levels of vitamin E and a lot more folate than fresh.

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Canned Peaches Are Good for You; Making Coffee Without a Filter; NYC’s Worst Bartender

Canned Peaches Are Good for You; Making Coffee Without a Filter; NYC’s Worst Bartender

Written by: Sam Dean

It’s the afternoon, and you desearve a break. Sit back, pour yourself a glass, and enjoy these food stories from around the Internet.

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Canned peaches: possibly better for you (and moonshine) than fresh (Photo Credit: Matthew Hranek)

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Smithsonian Magazine just published its annual food issue, and there’s a lot of great reading to get through. Michael Pollan and Ruth Reichl talk about the culinary revolution of the past ten years, Mimi Sheraton picks out her 10 most memorable meals from 60 years of being a restaurant critic, one writer goes to the heart of Nagaland, home of the spiciest peppers in the world, and another goes into the history of astronaut food. Read it all! [Smithsonian]

Chefs all have their favorite little tricks of the trade, and Grub Street is on the beat. For the first of their Chef Hacks column, The Red Cat’s Jimmy Bradley shows how to make coffee like his grandpa did: with just some grounds, a ladle, and a pot of water. [Grub Street]

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