What Are Pantry-Style Foods?
Pantry-style foods (also known as “Shelf Stable”) are goods that can be safely stored in a sealed container at room temperature, and do not require refrigeration. Canned vegetables, dry pastas and other pantry-style goods are essential to delivering nutritionally-dense, cost effective meals. What many consumers may not know is that shelf stable foods are just as, if not more, nutritionally dense as fresh or frozen foods.
Pantry-Style Foods vs. Fresh Foods
Canned and pouched foods have a more cost-efficient supply chain vs. fresh foods
Picked at the peak of freshness, ensuring optimal nutrient quality and flavor
Reduced food waste: the average American family throws out an estimated 25% of the foods and beverages they buy
Amount of minerals, fat-soluble vitamins, protein, fat, and carbs remain relatively unchanged
Increased intake of key nutrients including fiber and potassium year-round
Convenient way to incorporate more fruits and vegetables in your diet
Making your investment go further
Kapica C and Weiss W. Canned Fruits, vegetables, beans and fish provide nutrients at a lower cost compared to fresh, frozen or dried. J Nutr. Food Sci. Vol 2. Issue 2, 2012. Data used did not include cost of preparation time.