fruits: FRESH or CANNED?

fruits - fruits are good for you.
@ruthinian (2311)
United States
April 17, 2008 1:38pm CST
I am in a snacking mood lately. So to satisfy my hunger, I stock lots of fresh fruits. But I also bought some canned fruits of the kinds that are not available in the fresh fruit section of the grocery. I prefer fresh fruits. But I love canned fruits too especially if I am making fruit salad. And I like canned fruits because when I feel lazy I don't need to peel it. Just open the can and presto. What about you? Which do you prefer? Fresh fruits or canned fruits?
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@busta1baby (1238)
• United States
17 Apr 08
i like both of them it dnt matter to me
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@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
23 Apr 08
Same with me too. Love them both.
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• United States
6 May 08
I rather choose fresh fruits from the produce at a grocery store. Hey, they are a lot better than canned. It is more healthy. Especially bananas and oranges. Also I would choose fresh pineapples, peaches, and canteloupes.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
18 Apr 08
I love fresh fruit the best. We will buy bananas and oranges, and if the fruit is in season, i.e. cheap maybe apricots, peaches,etc. In summer, I will take raspberries and strawberries from my garden and also buy blueberries. I do use canned fruit for fruit salads,or if we have company, we will have canned peaches and ice cream.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I love canned peaches. I love it better in canned than fresh because I can easily open the can than peel the fruit. I buy a lot of fresh fruits when they are in season because they are cheaper.
18 Apr 08
I love fresh fruits and canned. I don't really have a preference. As long as it's fruit I'll eat it - except bananas, I hate the smell of them.
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@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
23 Apr 08
You are like my brother. He hates bananas. He said he can't stand the smell too. He would really puke just the smell of it. But I love it especially with peanut butter on it.
• Philippines
1 May 08
I prefer to eat fresh fruits even if you are going to make it into fruit salad, fresh fruits are the best
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
6 May 08
Of course, fresh fruits are the best. But when they are out of season, they are more expensive and not that good. So sometimes I would have the canned when they are not in season.
• Philippines
6 May 08
You have a good point.Thank you.Keep up with the good work
@Ohara_1983 (4120)
• Kuwait
18 Apr 08
for me still the best is fresh fruit than canned.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I agree. But if I can get the fresh one when they are not in season, I go for the canned.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I mean if I CAN'T get the fresh ones I go for the canned fruits.
@fenicliu (93)
• China
1 May 08
I don't like canned fruit at all. I squeeze fruit juice everyday, and keep it for a period. I found fresh juice really good for my health. Although squeezing and washing machine is a very boring work, when one deserve you to choose? idleness or health? I used to be like you, and caused disease! I don't wish you go the same way as I used to. My friend, please, try to make fresh, refuse canned.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
6 May 08
I do buy fresh fruits too but sometimes those fruits that I want are not in season so I can't find them in the grocery so that is the only time I would have the canned ones.
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
28 Apr 08
i usually prefer fresh fruits. canned fruits has preservatives and all that. but i do eat canned fruits too sometimes. especially the fruit cocktail. and when we have occasions, we use canned fruits in making fruit salads and other desserts. but if i'm going to choose, i'd choose fresh fruits. i've also been eating fresh fruits as snacks because its summer and its good for the body.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
6 May 08
Fruit cocktails are easy to prepare that is why I like them. I love fresh fruits too for salad but I am lazy so I always end up using the ones in cans.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I have a tendency to eat more of the canned. I live by myself and find I throw alot away otherwise!
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
6 May 08
Well, I would do that too if I was living on my own too.
@michelyn (717)
• United States
22 Apr 08
I prefer fresh fruits as long as they are truly fresh. Canned fruits are nice to have in the pantry for when you run out of fresh fruit or during an emergency where canned goods are really needed. I like them both, but would have to take fresh over canned if available.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I agree, canned fruits are for emergency reason. When the fresh ones are not available.
@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
19 Apr 08
hi ruthinian. I prefer fresh fruis to canned fruits. And I love dryed fruits too. Sometimes I buy canned pinapple, bacause I don't like preparing fresh one. If I am too lazy or busy to prepare fresh fruits to eat, I will take dryed one, not canned one. You know, the can needs to be opened first, and it is a little effort, and dryed fruits are ready to be eaten immediately. Have a nice day, jazgottt.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I agree with you. I also like dried fruits like raisins and dates.
• China
19 Apr 08
I like fresh fruits.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
23 Apr 08
Good for you.
@crackhead (1826)
• India
18 Apr 08
Fresh fruits is what i like when compared to Canned and stored fruits. Fresh fruits dont have extra chemicals as they are direct from the plant. Canned fruits include extra chemicals in order to store them for a long period and i hate them. Fresh fruits are good for health also so its good to take fresh fruits in place of canned fruits.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I agree but somehow, fresh fruits that come from the plants have some chemical from it from the pesticides that they put so that the farmers will have more produce. We have a lot of recall recently from the groceries for fresh fruits because of some parasites in the fruits too.
@fec139 (803)
• United States
18 Apr 08
fresh is best, but if you want a fruit that is not in season, then canned can fill that need.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
23 Apr 08
Of course, canned fruits is the only way to have it if they are not in season.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
18 Apr 08
I prefer the fresh fruit. The canned just doesn't taste the same.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I agree with you. Canned fruits dont taste the same as the fresh ones. But they are cheaper and can always have it if the fruits are not in season.
@beruti (30)
• Malaysia
18 Apr 08
I prefer fresh fruits. It just that I need something fresh to eat sometime because all of the time i have been eating food that is not fresh(KFC,McDonald etc).
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I agree with you. You need fresh fruits if you are eating a lot of those food that are considered junk foods.
@KKKBsmom (1093)
• United States
18 Apr 08
we always have both!!! Like you say... can is easy to access and can always have that fruit if it is not in season!!! but when it is in season.. we have to have it in the house! LOL My favorite right now... is fresh oranges... but my favorite can fruit is pineapple! I love to buy pineapple juice!
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
23 Apr 08
Same with me, I love my pineapples in cans though the fresh ones are good in taste but it is so hard to peel and too messy too. I love oranges too.
@thuynhu (663)
• United States
18 Apr 08
I know exactly what you mean. Fresh fruits are all better than canned that's just how it is. Like you I enjoy the canned when I'm feeling lazy. And lately I've been buying more canned because I seem to forget about my fruits if I buy them, and then when I finally want to eat them they are rotten. I get pretty upset. I just decided from now on, I'll buy a very small number of fresh fruits just because I don't want to waste such a good eating.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
23 Apr 08
Of course, fresh fruits are more expensive and to see it get rotten and wasted is a waste of money. Canned fruits are not that bad at all too.
• United States
18 Apr 08
I prefer the fresh fruit, but when i want a certian fruit when it isn't it season, they of course i go for the canned fruit.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I agree with you. That's the only way to get your fruits.
@jiajie (11)
• Malaysia
18 Apr 08
For me, i prefer frest fruits. Canned fruit is not healthy as we know and contains all those chemical ingredients. We also cannot say that fresh fruit is healthy enough since they put many chemicals on it. So, better peel off the skins before we eat.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I agree with you. Both fresh and canned may contain chemicals and they are not healthy for our body. Peeling the fresh fruits is the way to go.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
18 Apr 08
i always take fresh fruiot. actually in part of this world where i stay people rarely take canned fruits. so many fresh fruits are there and they are cheap too. i think they are also more tasty and nutritious.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I agree with you. If only fruits here are also cheaper I would rather have fresh fruits myself. But when the fruits are not in season, they are too expensive and not that good anymore. So I prefer the canned ones.