In celebration of National Canned Food Month this February, the California Cling Peach Board commissioned a new survey, which revealed almost two thirds of Canadians think that the canning process adversely affects the nutritional content of the peaches – which is not true. In fact, the canning process has been proven to increase nutrients, and a study has revealed that canned peaches in comparison to fresh peaches are:
• Higher in antioxidants and Vitamin A
• Nearly four times higher in Vitamin C
• Ten times higher in folate
The survey also revealed that 69% of Canadians would buy canned peaches more frequently if they reduced the sugar content. High sugar content is a misconception. California cling peaches contain no added sugar; they are are packed in water or their own light juice.
The following recipe, which includes canned cling peaches, is not only high in protein but it’s a delicious way to increase your fruit and nutrient intake, particularly during the cold winter months.
Protein-packed Peach Smoothie Recipe
-1/2 cup cold Almond mild
-1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
-8 slices canned California cling peaches
-1 tsp honey
-3 to 4 ice cubes
Combine all ingredients in a blender and pour into a glass. Makes 1 serving.