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BJFREE Posts: 100
11/22/10 9:54 P

Thank you everybody!

BJFREE Posts: 100
11/22/10 9:54 P

Thank you everybody!

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 14,364
11/22/10 6:27 P

I think it affects the calories a lot.

When I buy fruit in a can, I buy it packed in its own juice.

Things like pineapple taste better canned. Most of the time I buy fresh.

Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 11/22/2010 (18:29)

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11/22/10 12:30 P

can you just buy real fruit that's not in a can ?

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11/22/10 10:11 A

I've been avoiding those with syrups, heavy or light. Only eating canned fruits with no sugar added/in their natural juices. It saves about half the calories over those in syrups. (Actually I'm mainly eating the fruit cups. It's more expensive, but it's easy to take in my lunch as well as already pre-portioned and it's easy to track.)

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TONKA14 Posts: 4,947
11/22/10 9:51 A

I would encourage you to not just drain but use a colander and rinse under cold water to further reduce syrup coating on the fruit. You can find drained amounts for many fruits here --

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-POOKIE- Posts: 12,096
11/22/10 7:19 A

You will still be getting way way more than the water/juice or better still, firm packed ones. They are basically infused with the sugar syrup.

You will save some by draining it of course, but its still not very good.

BJFREE Posts: 100
11/21/10 9:22 P

I drain my fruit and toss out the syrup, whether it's "heavy syrup" (lots of sugar) or "light syrup" (some sugar). Does anybody know how much this affects the calorie count? It isn't a really big deal and I've just been counting it as the same (1/2 cup fruit) and using whatever calories are listed, but I know I'm getting less calories than if I had eaten the syrup--and probably a few more than if I'd bought the sometimes more expensive water packed fruit.

Thanks to anyone who can give me a hand on this. Any nutritionists out there? emoticon

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