Tips for Avoiding BPA in Canned Food
It may seem simple, but trying to avoid the BPA in canned foods can be a challenge.
That's why we put together some quick tips for choosing foods without this harmful chemical.
- Avoid canned foods whenever possible (choose fresh and frozen instead).
- Use glass, ceramic and stainless steel food storage containers and water bottles. Glass jars are easy to clean and can be reused for serving, drinking, storing, freezing and heating foods.
- Use glass and ceramic in the microwave. Never microwave plastic – even “microwave-safe” plastic can leach chemicals into food when heated.
- Look for soups and sauces in glass or other safe packaging
- Skip the can, soak beans overnight and cook them the next day, or use a pressure cooker for dried beans, which will be ready in an hour or so.