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LADYDL SparkPoints: (65,701)
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5/11/13 3:37 A

Mostly fresh, sometimes eat frozen raspberries or blueberries.

MIMAWELIZABETH SparkPoints: (290,204)
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5/11/13 2:37 A

Fresh is good, as long as I buy quality and eat quickly; some fruits should be eaten fresh-only, like bananas and oranges. Canned is good, depending on type; for example, peaches out of season, and my fave, pineapple year-round. However, Frozen fruit is my usual "Go To"; quality is preserved when frozen, and it won't go bad for a long time.

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LADYSTARWIND SparkPoints: (35,879)
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5/10/13 8:31 P

usually fresh, some home frozen (berries, etc), and its been awhile since I did home canned! But oh, I loved those canned cherries come about November!! emoticon

MUSCATDBQ SparkPoints: (3,450)
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5/10/13 8:12 P

Fresh or frozen. Canned evokes memories of the nasty sugary stuff they served us at school. And, I find that even the light syrup ones are too sweet for me.

ACLOUDBERRY SparkPoints: (2,736)
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5/10/13 8:39 A

Fresh fruits, 100%! I almost never eat canned fruits but the few times I have, I have chosen fruits in their own juice (no sugar added). We also use frozen fruits a lot, but in this case I count them as fresh or near fresh.

KCLARK89 SparkPoints: (27,365)
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5/9/13 8:29 P

FRESH for sure!! Or frozen. Never canned.

RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
5/9/13 7:21 P

Fresh fruit spikes the blood sugar less, since it isn't swimming in sugary juice. Canned fruit spikes the blood sugar, which releases more Insulin, which stores fat.

PATTISWIMMER Posts: 4,763
5/9/13 5:33 P

fresh

CJ2BHEALTHY SparkPoints: (16,505)
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5/9/13 5:27 P

Fresh then frozen. I will do canned fruit on occasion such as peaches or pears. I drain and rinse them though.

TANNERZ SparkPoints: (30,973)
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5/9/13 12:05 P

Fresh.

SPARKLED146 SparkPoints: (176,170)
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5/9/13 10:59 A

fresh prefered, but I keep canned pineapple and fruit cocktail on hand

SPOORK Posts: 1,193
5/9/13 8:22 A

Fresh only.

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5/8/13 12:23 P

CORTNEY I AM WITH YOU. I LOVE CANNED PEACHES WITH COTTAGE CHEESE. IN FACT ITS MY FAVORITE REALLY. BUT WE HAVE FARMERS MARKET OPEN ALL YR LONG AND SO I DO LOTS OF THE FRESH THINGS ALL THE TIME TOO.

BS113098 SparkPoints: (698)
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5/8/13 12:21 P

I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN. I START OUT WITH THE FRESH, THEN I HAVE FROZEN MIX BERRIES IN A BAG IN THE FREEZER FOR LIKE SMOOTHIES OR JUST TO EAT OFF OF AND THEN I KEEP CANNED PEACHES IN THE FRIDGE CAUSE I LIKE THOSE WITH COTTAGE CHEESE. A LITTLE OF EVERYTHING.

RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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5/8/13 11:33 A

Fresh or nothing for me. I used to love canned but it's too sweet for me now.

SATTVA Posts: 801
5/8/13 1:52 A

Fresh! Easier to open. emoticon

NSPIXIE SparkPoints: (44,896)
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5/7/13 9:43 P

fresh

LILLEAN Posts: 884
5/7/13 8:18 P

I prefer fresh fruit because canned fruit tend to have to much sugar and perservatives

SLASALLE SparkPoints: (178,324)
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5/7/13 5:08 P

My first preference is fresh. Second preference is frozen (not an option you gave). Very little canned fruit as they add so much to it (sugar, etc.) most of the time.

EMILYMARGO SparkPoints: (11,955)
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5/7/13 4:52 P

I prefer fresh. I don't necessarily go rushing to canned or frozen but in some cases I will have them

MNNICE Posts: 13,885
5/7/13 1:38 P

Fresh or frozen.

LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,332
5/7/13 1:32 P

I prefer fresh fruit for eating plain. If the fruit is going into a recipe then sometimes it doesn't matter as much.
I keep some canned fruit on hand just in case we can not get fresh or frozen fruit.

INDYTRACKMOM Posts: 846
5/7/13 1:06 P

both, but use light syrup or better with water or fruit juice,

GDBEAR65 SparkPoints: (2,095)
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5/7/13 12:39 P

fresh fruit is far tastier than the canned variety, however I do enjoy the cups of red grapefruit segments packed in fruit juice

CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
5/7/13 7:12 A

Fresh or fresh-frozen (nothing added)

CARRIENIGN SparkPoints: (41,763)
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5/7/13 4:06 A

Fresh! Healthier and usually more convenient that way!

STEVENCANDERSEN SparkPoints: (9,087)
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5/7/13 12:43 A

By far I prefer fresh. Plums are my favorite.

POPSECRET SparkPoints: (58,125)
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5/6/13 9:26 P

I prefer fresh for most, but don't mind the plastic-packaged ones either. Like peaches or grapefruit slices or mixed fruit. In 100% juice though...no heavy or light syrup.

RACHELSCHILD SparkPoints: (14,561)
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5/6/13 6:20 P

fresh

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
5/6/13 1:08 P

don't buy canned anything. i always go fresh. Farmers markets are my favorite.

RUNNINGYOGINIRE Posts: 26,663
5/6/13 1:03 P

fresh

FITGIRL2K14 Posts: 79
5/6/13 10:24 A

Definitely fresh fruit!

Edited by: FITGIRL2K14 at: 5/6/2013 (10:24)
BORNTOFARM93 SparkPoints: (2,723)
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5/6/13 9:41 A

Fresh, definitely!

SBURDEN Posts: 4,219
5/6/13 9:20 A

fresh

RENATA144 SparkPoints: (105,583)
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5/6/13 9:06 A

Fresh

CHLOEAGH SparkPoints: (29,002)
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5/6/13 8:46 A

Definitely fresh. I can't stand fruit that's had anything done to it (not counting blended into a smoothie). Except pie. Apple pie is pretty good.

PASCAL921 SparkPoints: (12,736)
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5/6/13 8:25 A

I like both. I only buy fruit canned in juice though.

JAVAJENN SparkPoints: (8,282)
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5/6/13 8:22 A

Both, but I always rinse canned fruit well before eating it. Because of the chemicals from the coating inside the can. It's not good for you.

LDHAWKE SparkPoints: (19,069)
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5/5/13 8:33 P

I like fresh fruit.

JANLUCY Posts: 1,522
5/5/13 5:33 P

Fresh fruit without a doubt! I do like canned peaches and cottage cheese too, but it's too high in calories to justify... so fresh it is!

FLAMEGLIMMER SparkPoints: (27,990)
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5/5/13 2:38 P

The only canned fruit I eat are mandarin oranges. I prefer fresh and frozen fruit. I recently discovered frozen sliced peaches at my local grocery- I stock up when they're on sale because they are a wonderful treat.

JANUT57 SparkPoints: (118,660)
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5/5/13 2:26 P

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MOTHERBOARDER SparkPoints: (135,994)
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5/5/13 10:16 A

both

CORTNEY-LEE SparkPoints: (59,669)
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5/5/13 8:43 A

It depends on what I am eating which I prefer. I adore cottage cheese with canned peaches, but if i am going to eat fruit alone, I like fresh.

ARTEMISTHEGREEK Posts: 273
5/5/13 8:03 A

Definitely fresh. A lot of canned fruit automatically has sugars added.

I do make home-canned applesauce (no added sweeteners), and plan to home can pear slices in pear season this year (with absolutely minimal sugar added to keep an acceptable level of "crunch").

Things like raspberries I only eat in season -- when they are in season in my back yard. (They usually don't make it into the house...)

I do like the mandarin orange slices they serve sometimes at work, even though those are undoubtably canned.

Edited by: ARTEMISTHEGREEK at: 5/5/2013 (08:07)
LAST20FORME SparkPoints: (4,152)
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5/5/13 7:19 A

I prefer fresh. I always try and keep a couple of cans of pineapple in case I run out of fresh fruit and don't want to drive to the market just for a piece of fruit I'm craving. I discovered putting the entire can of cut pineapple with it's juices (all natural nothing added) in the blender and it makes a delicious smoothie all by itself.

BUBBLEJ1 Posts: 2,979
5/5/13 7:10 A

Fresh; I haven't eaten canned in years. I am lucky that I live a 5 minute walk from a fruit and vegetable shop, so I have easy access to cheap, high quality fruit. I have a few cans of fruit in the pantry, but I'd rather eat the fresh stuff!

SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (149,689)
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5/5/13 6:48 A

I prefer fresh fruit but have canned in my pantry for emergencies. I don't often run out of fresh because I have my own trees.

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (79,912)
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5/5/13 6:35 A

Fresh, for sure. I virtually never buy canned. I have a can of pineapple and mandarin oranges in my pantry that have been in there for months. I can't see much use for them. I think mandarin oranges are the only canned fruit I like (to add to salads). I just buy a whole pineapple, freeze most of it and dethaw it as I need it. I do the same with mangos because I never end up eating the whole pineapple or mango before they go off. All other fruit is fresh and unfrozen.

TWININGS12 SparkPoints: (17,330)
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5/5/13 6:26 A

I love fresh fruit. I can't remember the last time I ate canned fruit!

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