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The can is one of the best ways ever to get food from the farm to my family’s table. The canning process locks in lots of foods’ freshness, flavor and nutrients at the peak of ripeness, just hours after picking them fresh. It’s field to sealed! That means I can serve canned foods anytime, anyplace, and with confidence. Just think, canning has been around for generations on generations. I remember canning peaches, pickles, apricots, and more with my grandma. In fact, those memories have me thinking about what I can Can with my kids during this fall season. My husbands grandmother and Aunt used to can as well. In fact, each Thanksgiving they still bring out things from previous years to add to our Great Thanksgiving Day Meal Extravaganza. What is your favorite thing to can?
Can you believe that 73% of Americans throw away their spoiled fruits and vegetables on an average of two times a week?! I sure can’t! Think of all that waste. Waste that instead could go toward helping end hunger and famine. According to a University of California, Davis study, many canned fruits and vegetables have the same nutrients as their fresh or frozen counterparts. So why are we not buying more canned products as a community?
So What’s in MY Cantry? I try to keep the staples always there such as:
- Allens Green Beans, Greens, and Squash (The BEST for Southern cooking)
- Bush Beans
- Red Gold Tomatoes
- Sweet Corn
- Progresso Soups
- Nestle Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Del Monte Pineapple
- PLUS whatever is in season ie. pumpkin
What is in YOUR Cantry? Do you have staples that are always in there? What brands are your go to brands? Comment below! Plus, check out this awesome infographic about America’s Cantry: