5 Things You Might Not Know About… Canned Foods

Posted on February 14th, 2018

1. February is #NationalCannedFoodMonth! Canned foods are often inexpensive and make great additions to meals, smoothies, salads, and more! Tuna and salmon help complete a meal, fruit and veggies (spinach, anyone??) go great in smoothies, and beans make a great addition to salads.


2. By rinsing canned foods, you can reduce the sodium content by up to 41%! Consuming foods lower in sodium can be beneficial to your heart health.

3. The Canned Food Alliance and several canned food companies have excellent recipes and ways to incorporate canned foods into your family’s meal routine. Keep some staples on-hand to have at the ready when prep-time is short and your family needs to eat!

4. Most canned foods are more simple and less processed than you think! Check out these videos from Libby’s and the Canned Food Alliance:

5. Food cans and their lids (after being rinsed) can be recycled! If you live in Tulsa, Oklahoma, here is a list of what can be recycled in your handy dandy blue cart!

Content was originally published as a Facebook note for Reasor’s Healthy Living on February 6, 2017.

Blog post reviewed by Reasor’s Registered Dietitian Heather Steele, RD/LD


Information included does not constitute medical advice and should only be used as a general recommendation for a healthy, balanced diet and lifestyle. Reasor’s Registered Dietitians’ opinions and recommendations are their own; they are not paid to endorse any products or services.