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With your hectic lifestyle, it's just not always possible to prepare healthy meals from scratch for yourself and your family, but that doesn't mean that you have to resort to takeout every night of the week. Canned and prepared foods can make getting meals on the table much easier, and CVS has a wide range of options available to delight your family.

Benefits of Canned Foods

Canned foods are fresh foods that have been packaged in a metal can. First, food is usually processed. Depending on the food, it may need to be chopped, peeled, cut or pitted during processing. Foods may be blanched as a part of the processing procedure as well. Then, the food is placed in cans with either water or juice. Next, lids are placed on the cans and sealed. Finally, the entire can is heated to kill germs and preserve the food. With canned foods, vital nutrients are preserved, and flavor is sealed in. Because the food is preserved in the can, it can be stored for long periods of time in a pantry or cupboard without worry about refrigeration. In fact, most canned foods can last anywhere from one to five years.

Advantages of Prepared Foods

The term prepared foods is used to describe a wide range of food items. Generally, these foods are either completely or partially prepared by the manufacturer. As a result, you typically must complete only basic steps to get the foods ready to eat. You may need to combine a spice package with dry ingredients, add a few wet ingredients and heat. In some cases, only heating is required. This makes prepared foods very convenient.

Types of Canned and Prepared Foods.

There are many different types of canned and prepared foods available for your family. You can find full meals like soups and noodles dishes in this product selection. For sides, you can opt for canned fruits and vegetables as well as a number of prepared side dishes. The assortment of products also includes foods that can be combined with other ingredients to prepare recipes. Examples include diced tomatoes and pasta sauces. Some prepared and canned foods can be enjoyed alone or mixed with other ingredients. For instance, some people enjoy tuna fish straight from the can while others like to mix it with condiments and fresh vegetables to make tuna salad. To quickly find canned and prepared foods from your favorite brand, you can filter the products.

 

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