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Is Canned Food Healthy? (Page 3)

Corn

Corn

When researchers analyzed the nutrients and prep time of canned corn, they found that it delivers the same amount of dietary fiber as fresh at a 25 percent cost savings. The downside: canned corn does lose vitamin C during canning. “To help counteract that, I like to squeeze fresh lemon juice on my canned corn. It brightens flavor and brings some of the vitamin C back,” says Lester. Despite the C loss, extended heating during canning actually boosts corn’s antioxidant activity, according to a report in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry.

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