Rinse Canned Foods Before Using

When you open a can of tuna, vegetables or even fruits, empty the contents of the can into a strainer and rinse under running water for up to 5 minutes before adding them to a recipe. This cuts out lot of the salt and sugars added to canned foods. I love canned tuna and fruit cocktail but am on a restricted diet. This lets me enjoy the foods I love while worrying about the extra salt and sugar found in cans.

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By Susan from WV

May 19, 20080 found this helpful

I do that with all of my canned products too; tuna, beans, etc. and I think it really helps too.

I also rinse my frozen vegetables before I use them. It seems to just cut down on that frozen taste.

Thanks for the hint!

Smoochie

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May 19, 20080 found this helpful

Does it also wash away nutrients?

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May 20, 20080 found this helpful

5 minutes is quite alot of precious water going down the drain. I put my veggies in a strainer and just run them under the water quickly and that is enough.

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May 21, 20080 found this helpful

I always wash the outside of the can before opening them up as I don't know where these cans have been (a lot of stuff seems to come from overseas nowadays) germs might be on them - can openers pierce the metal and there some contaminants may get in the product

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