Millennials are always on the hunt for the next food trend, shunning canned food in favour of alternatives like avocado smoothies and seaweed salads. In fact, according to a recent study 75% of 16 to 24-year-olds haven’t eaten anything that comes out a can in a year. Well chuck away your chia and put down those pickled vegetables, tins are in and we have five reasons why!

Canned fruit has many benefits

Canned fruit has many benefits

Five reasons canned fruit is cool

Canned fruit is super nutritious – the canning process opens the cell walls of the fruit’s flesh, meaning the nutrients are more readily available to our body. So as pineapple is packed full of potassium, which is known to help ease the effects of a hangover, why not pick up a tin of pineapple chunks and munch away.

You can eat your 10 a day without breaking the bank – fresh fruit is expensive but canned fruit is MUCH cheaper meaning you will have a little more for those cocktails tonight.

Canning reduces food waste – if you’re hoping to save the planet alongside writing essays then remember that canned fruit is one of the most sustainable forms of packaging there is. Can you save the planet? Yes you CAN!

Canned fruit is quick and easy to use – when you’re pushed for time, preparing a meal from scratch can be a little too time consuming, I mean have you ever tried to peel a peach or cube a pineapple?! Canned fruit has been peeled and prepped for you, which means fruity deliciousness is one ring pull away.

You can have more fun with a can – ever made a mini-drum kit out of peach tins? No? What are you still doing reading this?

Five easy ways to use canned fruit

In your smoothie – add a whole tin of sliced peaches to a smoothie to boost your morning mood

On your toast – who says avocado is the only trendy topping – try pear and gorgonzola!

In your curry – mango chicken curry? Dreamy!

In your salad – add tinned mango to your salad for a cheap, light lunch

As dessert – peaches and cream? Caramelized pineapple? French pear tart?

If you’re looking for more recipe inspiration then check out http://www.delmonteeurope.com/recipes

Del Monte’s fruit comes canned in its own juices, so there’s no added sugar, and it’s on offer in ASDA now: 2 for £1.50.


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