Canned food, contrary to popular belief, can form part of a healthy balanced diet. It’s often assumed that canned foods are a poor source of vitamins and minerals. Canned foods in many cases provide similar amounts of vitamins and minerals to fresh equivalents, and are often a good source of protein and fibre too. Foods from each of the main food groups needed for a balanced diet - Fruit & Vegetables; fish & vegetarian alternatives – come in a can, offering a convenient choice and at the same time can form part of a healthy diet. This is especially the case if you choose products with low salt, no added salt, no added sugar or
foods canned in fruit juice or water rather than syrup or brine.