Why Are Canned Vegetables So Much Less Nutritious Than Fresh Vegetables?

Why Are Canned Vegetables So Much Less Nutritious Than Fresh Vegetables?

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Emma Christensen
Sep 14, 2012
Q: Vegetables like beets and peppers are super-nutricious, so why do the canned versions have such depressing nutrition labels? A jar of commercial beets in my pantry has 0% vitamin A, 0% vitamin C, 0% calcium, 0% iron! How can this be? Does canning kill the nutrients?

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Editor: Any nutrition-saavy folks in our listening audience? Can you help explain this phenomenon?


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