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Myths and facts about canning that you should know

25 mayo, 2021

Canned foods have always been a staple in the pantry and more so nowadays, that is why we invite you to know the truth about their consumption.

For decades canning has been part of the life and consumption of all people, however over the years myths have arisen about whether they are good or not, so here we help you to disprove the most popular myths about these foods to do not have any doubts when choosing them.

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1. Are contaminated with lead

False, currently the manufacture of cans is made of aluminum or steel with an interior coating, which makes contamination of food almost impossible.

2. They contain chemicals

False, They do not contain chemical preservatives, since the hermetic closure and the thermal process to which they are subjected ensures their conservation.

3. They are high in sugar and sodium

False, Its sugar and sodium content is regulated, so it corresponds to the standards of human consumption.

4. They have fewer nutrients

False, they retain most of the proteins, carbohydrates and nutrients than in their natural state.

5. The dented ones do not work

False, the quality of the food does not decrease, thanks to its specially designed inner coating.

6. The food must be removed once the can is opened

False, according to CANAFEM, food can be kept refrigerated inside the can for 3 or 4 days.

7. They cause disease

False, there is no study that proves this and qualifies them as a product that is harmful to health.

They are a great option since they are practical, do not take up too much space and last a long time. The best thing is that they offer a lot of essential nutrients to be healthy.

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  • They are cheaper.
  • They last longer.
  • Its material is friendly to the environment, since it is one of the easiest to recycle.
  • In Mexico, 90% of the producers of cans are affiliated with the National Chamber of Manufacturers of Metallic Containers.
  • They are easier and more practical to use, thus saving you time.


  • Store cans on dry surfaces and in cool places.
  • Take care of the date of consumption.
  • Mark the date you bought it with a marker.
  • Use the cans that have been in the pantry first first.
  • Don’t buy cans that look rusty or are swollen.
  • Clean the can and can opener before uncovering them.

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