Nutritional value

Nutritional value

Nutritional value of canned peach


Peach is the summer fruit par excellence, fresh, juicy and with a splendid aroma and high nutritional value, even after it is canned.

Specific stages are involved in the canning of peaches, including the sorting and peeling of the fruits, their placement in suitable containers where water, juice or syrup are added, while air is removed from the container and the fruits are finally pasteurized by undergoing a thermal process.

The findings of a research article published at the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture regarding the nutrients contained in fresh and canned peaches were truly impressive.

Study: ‘Nutritional content of fresh and canned peaches’ (2013), published in Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

Conclusions:

• The nutritional content of canned peaches has been shown in this study to be comparable to that of fresh peaches.

• There were no statistically significant decreases in those nutritional parameters measured in this study between fresh freestone peaches and canned cling peaches.

• Vitamins A and E along with total carotenoids decrease immediately upon processing, but appear to stabilize after the processing step, showing minimal additional changes upon storage for 3 months.

• This study shows that canned peaches can provide comparable nutrient levels to the consumer as fresh peaches, meaning that consumers can enjoy peaches year round without worrying about loss of nutrients in their diet.

Source: Durst, Robert & Weaver, George. (2013). Nutritional content of fresh and canned peaches. Journal of the science of food and agriculture. 93. 10.1002/jsfa.5849

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