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    Canned Pears?

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    OK, Tesco's canned pears seem OK as an occassional thing. They're 15p a tin, taste fine (SLIGHTLY too sweet) and are yet to cause trouble, but I wanted to get some secondary criticism on them.

    This is their profile:

    Ingredients: pear, pear juice from concentrate, citric acid, calcium chloride.

    Weight tin: 410g
    Weight dry: 225g

    100g:
    38kcal
    8.5g sugar
    trace salt

    Am wondering, however, if they're boiled or whether the soaking has just made them a bit softer than normal for pears. If this is the case, how would it affect sugar processing?

    I'm female, 19yo, not looking to lose fat, looking to gain muscle but not urgently, semi-active (lots of walking and carrying heavy stuff!), eat no grain or legumes, but do eat starchy veg (moderation's gone out the window with starchy veg at the moment, as I'm eating seasonally and tubers and the pumpkin family are ubiquitous!), eat no refined sugar that I know of, either.

    Was just wondering if they're OK as a cheap source of non-perishable emergency fruit or if there may be any problems with them. I don't usually eat fruit or veg out a can, besides tomato puree!

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    I avoid most of the juice it comes in, BTW! Just have a few sips whilst eating/cooking and then pour the rest (1/2 to 2/3 of it) away.

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    As an emergency food, honestly, I think anything is fine. The point of an emergency food is that it sustains you.

    But, you could can these yourself. Home jarred peaches are absolutely divine, and require very little added sugar.
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    They are fine for occasional consumption if you're not avoiding fruit for any reason. Nothing to fear here.
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    The point of an emergency food is that it sustains you

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