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Don't be afraid of prepackaged foods, use them to your advantage. Learn how to use prepackaged foods to make a quick meal when unexpected guests arrive or incorporate them into a dish for shortcut cooking.

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Shortcut cooking doesn't have to taste processed. Check out our Shortcut Cooking section to learn about food preservation, food packaging and how our boxed food stays fresh.


Does food packaging affect its nutritional value?

 Does food packaging affect its nutritional value?

Do food packaging chemicals seep into your food? Find out if food packaging can affect nutritional value of food at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Boxed Food Pictures

 Boxed Food Pictures

Boxed food pictures will give you insight to all things edible that you can buy in a box. Fill up on boxed food pictures. See more »

10 Best Canned Items to Keep on Hand

 10 Best Canned Items to Keep on Hand

The 10 best canned items are light on the budget and heavy on nutrition. Read about the best canned foods to buy. See more »

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Canned Food

 Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Canned Food

We've compiled everything you ever wanted to know about canned food in this article. Check out everything you ever wanted to know about canned food. See more »

What keeps longer, canned or boxed food?

 What keeps longer, canned or boxed food?

Are you wondering what keeps longer, canned or boxed food? Check out this article from HowStuffWorks to learn what keeps longer, canned or boxed food. See more »

Food Packaging 101

 Food Packaging 101

Food packaging 101 will teach you about food packed into a box, tub, carton, can, jug or bag. Get all about the basics of food packaging 101. See more »

How Science Changed the Food Industry

 How Science Changed the Food Industry

Science has changed the food industry in more ways than one. Learn how science has changed the food industry indefinitely in this article. See more »