Fresh fruits or Canned fruits?

Do you prefer canned fruits? - What will be your choice? Fresh fruits or Canned fruits?
@whyaskq (7532)
Singapore
August 18, 2007 9:10am CST
In the fridge, there is a big variety of fruits - oranges, apples, pear, longans, kiwi, plums, grapes and persimmon. I also noticed in the fridge, there is a jug of pineapple cubes, rambutans and longans with syrup. I found out that my nephew wanted longans in syrup. Hence, they opened two canned fruits (pineapples and rambutans) and put in the fresh longans, freshly peeled. LOL. I cannot help shaking my head yet I finished up the remaining canned fruits. Friends, given a choice, do you too prefer to take canned fruits? Or you prefer fresh fruits? When taking the canned fruits, do you drink the syrup water that comes with it too? Thanks for sharing :)
9 people like this
22 responses
@weemam (13377)
18 Aug 07
My dad always has canned fruit he always has done , I preffer fresh fruit I always have , the thing is I buy too much and forget about it , I have now bought myself a juicer so I can use it all up xx
3 people like this
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
19 Aug 07
and so you get fruit juice? that's how I clear off the fruits in the fridge too so that my mum can replenish fresh ones. lol.
3 people like this
@weemam (13377)
19 Aug 07
I just hate to see anything wasted xx
2 people like this
@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
19 Aug 07
I mostly like fresh fruits but do eat the occasional canned fruits like fruit salad or peaches with ice cream :) I love the juice from the canned fruits :)
3 people like this
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
24 Aug 07
I love the juice too when I was a kid. Now I dont drink it bcos am afraid of getting diabetes :P
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
19 Aug 07
For me it depends a lot on the fruit. SOme fruits I just have to have them fresh, canned won't do. Others I really enjoy it either way, and some I often like them more if canned. IF I do have them canned you bet I will drink the syrup water, specially if they are home made. That said my preference overall goes to fresh I think. There is only one fruit that usually I enjoy more canned than fresh and that is peaches. Actually that is not even completely correct, I love fresh peaches but unfortunately it's rare to find good peaches in the supermarket, they seem to come still frozen inside and not soft sweet and juicy as I like them. So I tend to prefer it canned, but in all honesty if I could get the good ones fresh I would ditch the canned right away LOL
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
19 Aug 07
I do agree with you that peaches are harder to find compared to canned peaches. Besides, fresh peach also do not last. We do get it during a particular time during the Chinese New Year season. Other than that, I don't see peaches around.
2 people like this
@Cassy1976 (796)
• Australia
18 Aug 07
Given the choice I would much prefer fresh fruits as they are alot tastier and just really nice, but it is not always practical to buy fresh fruits as they have their seasons and you cant always get what you want at a fair price so I also have canned fruits on hand. I also use some fruits in cooking and find it alot easier to have the canned variety on hand for this for example if I am cooking a pizza I much prefer to have the sweetened pineapple for a tin on my pizza rather than the fresh stuff! I also have a tin of blue berries in my pantry at the moment to make blue berry pancakes! If I were to buy blue berries (even though I cant at the moment as they arent in season) they would cost me about $5 but to buy a can which is ok for the recipe it is only about $3 and I get about 3 times the amount of what I would in the fresh punnet. But there are things that I wont buy in a tin and only the fresh stuff will do, strawberries being one of them. Yes I do drink the syrup that comes with the juice as I love it but my partner thinks it is horrible and wont drink it so I get it all to myself
3 people like this
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
19 Aug 07
Yes yes, canned fruits are much cheaper and handy :p I can only drink the syrup when it is diluted with ice.
2 people like this
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
18 Aug 07
I would definitely prefer fresh fruits. I know that frozen fruits lose all of their vitamins, and they contain only sugar. So i would prefer chocolate then a frozen fruit. Lol. I live in a country that has many fresh fruits all year long, so i never had to buy canned or frozen fruit, i just go the vegetable and fruit store where they get fresh fruit each day and buy what i want. Each day i buy fruits only for that day.
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
19 Aug 07
A chocolate might have more calories than frozen fruit. lol. By eating canned fruits, it is sort of getting something extra - you get the fruits with a soft drink - that's what some people choose to think.
2 people like this
@lucky_witch (2711)
• Philippines
18 Aug 07
I prefer fresh fruits than those who are canned. Maybe because I still believe taht there are preservatives added on canned fruits to make them stay long. The only diference is I guess in canned fruits, you'll get it instantly... and he taste... its somehow different. I dont know if I am just used of fresh one...
3 people like this
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
19 Aug 07
Oh yes, you can get instantly the fruits you want to eat, provided they are canned :P Thanks for responding.
2 people like this
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
18 Aug 07
Hi whyaskq! I prefer fresh fruits because i do love making smoothies or just eat them as they are. I do love eating them most of the time as a part of my diet too. However, if I am taking on canned fruits, i really don't drink the syrup because some has too much sugar mixed with it. Take care and have a nice day!
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
19 Aug 07
Do you find the canned fruits become tasteless without the syrup?
2 people like this
@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
19 Aug 07
i prefer to eat fresh fruit rather than the canned one... i think it is better for health as well... :-)
3 people like this
@weemam (13377)
18 Aug 07
My dad always has canned fruit he always has done , I preffer fresh fruit I always have , the thing is I buy too much and forget about it , I have now bought myself a juicer so I can use it all up xx
3 people like this
@mrbranan (1012)
• United States
18 Aug 07
I have never been able to eat canned fruit becouse it is so happy with syrup. I like to eat fresh fruit becouse it is so good and sweet with out being heavy.
3 people like this
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
22 Aug 07
I prefer the Fresh fruit but as it does not keep to long I also have the Canned Fruit I do not drink the Syrup I actually mix Condensed Milk with it and then just eat with the fruit
2 people like this
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
24 Aug 07
That's something new. Condensed milk with the syrup. I will try it next time. Thanks.
1 person likes this
• United States
21 Aug 07
I almost never eat fruit out of a can and I definitely don't drink the juice or syrup if I do. I prefer fresh fruits such as grapes, bananas, and apples. If I can go to the grapevine and pick my own, them I'm even happier. Growing up we had grapevines, blueberries, blackberries, sparkleberries, and mulberries all growing in the wild.
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
24 Aug 07
Berries in the wild? That means you have ample supply :P
1 person likes this
@im_anna (718)
• Philippines
21 Aug 07
i don't want additives and other preservatives in what i eat so i would very much prefer fresh fruits except pineapple, for convenience sake, i prefer it canned. It's hard to peel a pineapple with a knife.
2 people like this
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
24 Aug 07
Haha. Same here. I am not able to peel a pineapple. I get pineapples from cut fruit stores. At least they cut it for me.
1 person likes this
@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
20 Aug 07
that's quite innovative of your family. and very indulgent of your nephew. i much prefer fresh longans than longans in syrup, which makes it too sweet. i have a theory that they probably put all the un-sweet or sour longans that they can't sell into cans with sugar syrup so by osmosis the longans become sweet. i don't like canned fruits that much but i have a friend who loves loves loves canned peaches. and refuses to eat the fresh ones with fuzzy skin. for me i prefer the fresh juicy ones than some processed sugary stuff.
2 people like this
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
24 Aug 07
Thanks for your compliment. Indeed we are very innovative with the kids around. lol. And your theory about canned fruits, I tend to agree. I am rather careful about brand when I buy such though.
• Singapore
20 Aug 07
Definitely fresh fruits. Unless used in desserts, canned fruits are not that tolerable. Even used in desserts, most canned fruits taste disgusting. I don't know why they haven't invented a better process to keep the flavor of the fruits.
2 people like this
@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
20 Aug 07
I would always prefer fresh fruits than canned fruits. Fresh fruits are always better and more nutricious and carry more vitamins and mineral. On the other hand, in canned fruits, preservatives are used, excess sugar is used to preserve them, therefore, they are not as healthy as fresh fruits.
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
19 Aug 07
I love fresh fruits than canned fruits, I like canned fruits when its made for slad. I eat all sorts of fruits and I can enjoy them when they are in season. These days here in our place we have lots of mangoes and rambutans and lanzones and i am enjoying it coz when its in season the price is much much cheaper than the normal price when the fruit is not in season.
19 Aug 07
of course fresh fruits. fresh fruits are more healthy.
2 people like this
• Pakistan
19 Aug 07
Fruits
2 people like this
• India
18 Aug 07
I think this is a no brainer, of course fresh fruits since it's reallllllyy fresh
2 people like this