Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How safe and nutritious are the canned foods?
  2. What does imam baldy means ?
  3. Who is the father of canning?

  1. How safe and nutritious are the canned foods?

Foods of high nutritious value could be considered those being in cans (tins) or in glass jars as indicated by international literature.

The procedure of thermal treatment at high temperature in which foods are submitted ensure killing of all microorganisms that are present and could cause spoilage or illness without adding chemical preservatives.

Those packages (cans and jars) are considered to be of the primer food preservation techniques for many products; from fruits and vegetables to fish and meat.

By consuming those foods, we decide on an easy and fast choice and in the same time we achieve the uptake of all the essential vitamins for proper function and well being of human organism.

2. What does imam baldy means?

Translated literally “ imam bayldi” means the Imam fainted. The dish got its name from the legend of a religious leader (Imam) who, after observing a Holy day, was so taken with the delicious aroma of eggplants roasting in oil nearby that he fainted.

3. Who is the father of canning?

Nicolas Francois Appert (1750 - 1841) was the French inventor of airtight food preservation. Appert, known as the "father of canning," was a confectioner.

In 1800, Napoleon Bonaparte offered a 12,000 franc reward to anyone who could devise a method for the food preservation in order to provide his troops with daily rations in order to keep his armies adequately supplied while on the march. After years of experimentation, Appert submitted his invention and won the prize in 1809.

Tin can mass production was however not common until the begining of the 20th century.