It was like that when I got here.........honest!!!
- May 29, 2009
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- Welwyn Garden City (but oddly, not an actual city)
This thread has moved quickly while I've been busy doing other things.Why are they an exception? You can't eat them from the tin, or they're not cooked (I was sure they were)?
I'm immensely curious now!
Who'd have thought that tinned food would get such an amount of coverage.
But yes, as others have said, fruits are generally pasteurised in batches before being tinned, and that's why the inside of fruit tins have that sort-of-orange-colour plastic coating on the inside, to prevent a reaction from the acidic fruit with the bare metal surface.
As I recall I saw a programme once which went into detail (Possibly a 'how its made' type of thing) and there were a few exceptions.
'Fruit Cocktail' I believe is canned before being cooked in steam cooker.