Where do people stand on tinned fruit?

(12 Posts)
Thurlow Sat 20-Apr-13 11:47:23

I'm just interested as we seem to be feeding 15mo more and more tinned in juice fruit. Fresh fruit wise, she loves bananas, blueberries and plums but either isn't keen on a lot of the other 'easier' fruit that is in the shops at the moment (kiwis, strawberries) or still struggles and chokes (apples and pears, don't know why). Frozen berries were roundly rejected. Of course, the other problem is the price of fruit at some points - peaches, nectarines and blueberries all seem to cost a fortune at the moment sad. So we've been giving her peaches, pears, mandarins and even fruit cocktail, she wolf down loads of it.

Is there anything actually wrong with tinned fruit, well drained of the juices?

lauriedriver Sat 20-Apr-13 11:51:42

I think as a way of getting fruit it's better than not at all. The syrup it comes in makes it a bit bad for you but having it now and then won't do any harm. Better than seeing babies being fed chocolate buttons

Cravingdairy Sat 20-Apr-13 12:17:24

I think it's fine myself.

scaevola Sat 20-Apr-13 12:19:15

You're thread title made me smile, as it conjured up the image of stilts made from old cans and a bit of rope smile

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 20-Apr-13 12:21:24

Make sure its fruit in juice rather than syrup, other than that, fine ..

Thurlow Sat 20-Apr-13 13:22:28

Scaevola, I haven't done that in years! <rushes out to make stilts>

It's always in juice, never syrup. I wonder why it is so much cheaper?

AnnIonicIsoTronic Sat 20-Apr-13 13:26:04

Are you sure frozen is a no-no? My baby loves frozen & defrosted fruit.

Otherwise - I think it's fine - but I'd maybe mix it with a plain base (e.g. yoghurt or porridge) so that the sweetness goes 'further'.

Btw - my baby loves fruit muesli, plain yoghurt & fruit all stirred together & dumped on her tray as finger food.

I use it all the time. Always get it in juice, haven't bought syrup for years! I give it to both girls on their porridge/cereal and they love it. I couldn't keep up with the fruit purchases otherwise. Have used it since weaning on both.

I suppose my only thought would be why give so much fruit. Are you concerned about her eating enough? Will she eat vegetables?
We don't really need fruit, though obviously it's delicious.

xlatia Sat 20-Apr-13 13:52:05

we do tinned in juice fruit as well. as for frozen berries, DS sometimes will have them and then rejects them the next time round, so i keep offering. he's also struggling with apples, pears and anything a bit crunchier at the moment thanks to teething - out comes the blender, problem (dis)solved smile

Thurlow Mon 22-Apr-13 09:57:55

I don't know why I give her so much fruit blush She likes it, and part of me thinks a rounded meal (for her) should be a meal and then some fruit or a yoghurt as dessert.

The frozen berries have been roundly turned down several times now, so I suspect that really is a no go.

Good to hear other people use them too.

Perfectly fine. You can do all sorts with tinned fruit. My dd's eat so much fruit that if I did t have tinned as back up in the cupboard for when money runs low I'd be screwed!!! I used pineape in stir fries. Peaches slices in an oven proof dish sprinkled with cinnamon and nutmeg and baked for 20 mins makes a quick cheap and easy pudding when served with a scoop of ice cream. Leftovers (minus ice cream) are lovely on porridge. Tinned pears are great. Use them as much as u like!!!

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