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Are diced fruit as healthy as fresh fruit?

Asked by caladd (7points) November 5th, 2011


Are the same nutrients available in each? Are unhealthy preservatives added to the diced fruit?

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Coloma's avatar

High fructose corn syrup and other additives render the “fruit” into the equivelent of a candy bar. lol

Canned fruit is not even close to fresh in it’s nutritional merit.

zensky's avatar

Even freshly diced fruit – fresh fruit – loses vitamins with every slice and dice.


Though some studies have shown they lose little to none.

marinelife's avatar

Not nearly as healthy. All of the skin is removed. (leaving you without the fiber)

YARNLADY's avatar

If you are comparing canned fruit with fresh fruit, the fresh fruit is best, whether you dice it or just chomp it.

Kardamom's avatar

Here are the contents of the Del Monte Diced Peaches

There are 2 artificial sweetners being used, one of which is Acesulfame Potassium and the other one is Sucralose

I am always wary of any artificial sweetners.

If you are concerned about fresh peaches turning brown before you have a chance to eat them, after you cut the up, just sprinkle a little bit of lemon juice on them.

Fresh fruits, as long as you wash them properly before eating them, will always be a healthier choice. Although, frozen fruit (with no additives) are also just about as healthy, because they are flash frozen, which retains the nutrients.

Here’s some info about Flash Freezing and Canned vs Fresh Fruit

Paradox25's avatar

Probally not as healthy since either sugar or other sweetners are usually added. They are still healthy fruit products and it is still healthier than candy or junkfood but you will have a few unwanted extras such as the sugar/sweetners added.

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