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once opened, transfer to non-metallic bowl and keep refrigerated.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 02, 2011 at 4:26 PM

anyone knows why one can read this instruction on many canned foods like chickpeas, peas, carrots etc., even though the inner lining of the can is ceramic/enamel, which is completely non-reactive to the food it contains? is there any other reason why i can't just open a can of peas and put the unused rest into the fridge in the original can? i don't get it..

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on March 02, 2011
at 06:31 PM

I disagree with you approach. If there are a few peas in a prepared salad or you're being polite at grandma's house, it seems minor to me. Buying canned peas seems to go a step further; and I don't think it lends itself to one's ability to maintain a paleo diet. How many other non-paleo veggies are you buying and in what quantity that it warrants the original question?

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on March 02, 2011
at 05:38 PM

you realize one can still eat everything they want after going paleo? paleo should be a relaxed "80/20" approach, and only be 100% strict when dealing with health problems like leaky gut, gluten intolerance or auto-immunity. that's the beauty of paleo - the degree to how strictly one (needs to) apply it individually varies. we're not vegan fanatics after all..

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on March 02, 2011
at 05:34 PM

exactly. i hope the commenters here don't evolve into some kind of "you're not allowed to!" paleo fanatics.. ;)

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on March 02, 2011
at 05:32 PM

that's what i thought as well. it's probably not the inner lining they are concerned about, but the freshly "cut" metal edge, which then can get attacked by the food acids. and later, if one would empty the can the food could come in contact with the partially eroded metallic rim and transfer nasty stuff like nickel etc

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on March 02, 2011
at 05:13 PM

I have the same expeirience - I think for vegetables a quick fix is mason jars instead of the plastic tupperware type stuff. They're faily inexpensive for a whole box - and they are great to do your own preserveing as well

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on March 02, 2011
at 05:05 PM

Yes and no, many vegetables are likely fresher and healthier from a can than fresh and pesticide laden, chemically coated to keep them fresh longer.

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on March 02, 2011
at 04:42 PM

Maybe its just a case of them doing a CYA?

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on March 02, 2011
at 05:42 PM

Buy frozen veggies. You can always take out what you need and put the rest back in the freezer.

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on March 02, 2011
at 05:03 PM

Perhaps the issue is the type of metal? Stainless should be fine, but moist or liquids in a non-airtight environment might cause rust or other issues.

In addition, the acidity could react with the metal causing a bad taste

5f0158c23fcb5636e57b4ce097784da0

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on March 02, 2011
at 05:32 PM

that's what i thought as well. it's probably not the inner lining they are concerned about, but the freshly "cut" metal edge, which then can get attacked by the food acids. and later, if one would empty the can the food could come in contact with the partially eroded metallic rim and transfer nasty stuff like nickel etc

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on March 02, 2011
at 06:36 PM

I know this is not answering your question, but I though I'd throw it out there. Most can linings contain BPA. And the more acidic the content of the can, more of it is going to leak out. Tomatoes seem to be the worst offenders. Too bad it's nearly impossible to find tomatoes in any other container.

See this for some BPA-free tomato options: http://thesoftlandingbaby.com/2010/01/04/do-bpa-free-canned-or-jarred-tomatoes-exist/

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on March 02, 2011
at 05:19 PM

You realize you shouldn't be eating peas? It's a legume.

A895c96ac1ef1d2e5d8b59b4462c2b71

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on March 02, 2011
at 06:31 PM

I disagree with you approach. If there are a few peas in a prepared salad or you're being polite at grandma's house, it seems minor to me. Buying canned peas seems to go a step further; and I don't think it lends itself to one's ability to maintain a paleo diet. How many other non-paleo veggies are you buying and in what quantity that it warrants the original question?

5f0158c23fcb5636e57b4ce097784da0

(1386)

on March 02, 2011
at 05:38 PM

you realize one can still eat everything they want after going paleo? paleo should be a relaxed "80/20" approach, and only be 100% strict when dealing with health problems like leaky gut, gluten intolerance or auto-immunity. that's the beauty of paleo - the degree to how strictly one (needs to) apply it individually varies. we're not vegan fanatics after all..

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on March 02, 2011
at 05:06 PM

Personal experience: I leave an opened can of coconut milk in the fridge and finish it within 3 days with no noticeable difference in taste/texture/etc. But when I've left opened cans for 5-ish days, the coconut milk starts to taste 'tinny'. Could be some sort of reaction with the can material and the newly exposed air.

Medium avatar

(12379)

on March 02, 2011
at 05:13 PM

I have the same expeirience - I think for vegetables a quick fix is mason jars instead of the plastic tupperware type stuff. They're faily inexpensive for a whole box - and they are great to do your own preserveing as well

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on March 02, 2011
at 05:01 PM

you realize you shouldn't be eating stuff out of can?

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on March 02, 2011
at 05:05 PM

Yes and no, many vegetables are likely fresher and healthier from a can than fresh and pesticide laden, chemically coated to keep them fresh longer.

5f0158c23fcb5636e57b4ce097784da0

(1386)

on March 02, 2011
at 05:34 PM

exactly. i hope the commenters here don't evolve into some kind of "you're not allowed to!" paleo fanatics.. ;)

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