Is it awful that I sometimes will give dd a little tinned (wild) salmon mashed into her veg, or a little tinned pear (in juice). I'm thinking it is not ideal but not sure why. I do make most of her food from scratch.
Nothing wrong with tinned. Its not like you've just admitted to feeding your daughter spam and corned beef all day. Tinned fruit, veg and fish and anything else tinned in non salty or sugary liquor is great. My DD has tinned peaches and pears quite a lot. They're cheaper than fresh- are basically just as good as fresh- and last longer. In fact I've discovered large jars of pears and peaches in the supermarket making it easier to store them in the fridge. Also very nice are tinned mandarins. I'm such a nuclear baby- I was practically brought up on tinned goods. However tinned food of the devil are: potatoes, string beans, marrowfat peas, sliced carrots and basically anything thats very cheap fresh and is ruined by the canning process!
Top tip- tinned salmon makes great fishcakes. Its also high in Vit D, more so than fresh.
Thank you for the messages, interesting about vit D and tinned salmon.
I guess I was thinking about the food not being so fresh but also the tins are coated in plastic these days I believe and I have the idea they are heated when sealed so thinking also about the PBA's but I don't really know if I'm correct on this.
Tinned food is great. I wonder what made you think otherwise ? I used to make spag bol, green rissotto and all sorts of things from scratch. But tinned tuna, sweetcorn, tinned pears. All fab. Stop giving yourself a hard time, and make life more easy for yourself.
As long as the tin isn't damaged in any way (dents, or a 'swollen' bump) you're fine. And you're right - the plastic coating inside tins does contain a lot of nasties-bisphenol A etc which is why you should never heat tins, but dunno if they are heated during the canning process, tbh I had never thought about it!