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Title:A Nutritional Comparison of Canned, Fresh and Frozen Fruits and Vegetables
Alt. Title:UC Davis Study Published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
Pub. date: 03/14/2007
Includes: Research study, fact sheet, executive summary, video
Audience: Nutrition Educators
Description:Literature was reviewed to obtain current information on the nutrient value of fresh, canned and frozen foods with an emphasis on fruits and vegetables. The review confirms that all forms of fruits and vegetables provide nutrients needed for a healthful diet, and that exclusively consuming fresh fruits and vegetables ignores nutritional benefits provided by canned products. The study web site links to a video by the study's author, an executive summary, a fact sheet and a PDF version of the complete study.
Funding Source: Canned Food Alliance
Developer: Christine M. Bruhn, PhD
Organization: University of California-Davis
Use Restrictions: May copy for educational purposes.
View/download files: 
UC Davis Nutrition Study (html):
Part 1 of Study (PDF 2.46 KB):
Part 2 of Study (PDF 2.16 KB):
Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: Canned Food Alliance
    Contact: Dana Hanzlik
    Mail: 6 PPG Place, Floor 13
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    Phone: 412-456-3874
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