But canned foods didn't really take off until the 1860s. Civil War soldiers in the United States relied on canned foods and they returned home touting their taste. The railroad industry began using canned foods to transport local meats and vegetables across the country. By the 1870s, the United States dominated the canning industry and was exporting vast quantities of salmon and other foods around the world.
Canned foods can be used in many recipes found in Flavorful Fortified Food - Recipes to Enrich Life.