Okay, fruit is healthy, so what about fruit cups? aspect of fruit cups, McCormick says to look for the varieties that are packed in water or percent fruit juice. I decided to compare Mandarin oranges since it is one fruit cup you can find of Mandarin fruit cups – packed in light syrup, packed in fruit juice, and these are a healthy snack and a good choice if you are out of fresh fruit. I think it's a good start. I keep some on hand for when we're short of fresh fruit in the house. But of course it's always better to eat the fresh stuff. If you are trying to lead a healthy lifestyle, getting your recommended daily amount of fruit can sometimes be challenging. Choosing all natural fruit drinks, like. Health magazine editors pick the best canned fruit, dried fruit, and fruit sauces. It's best to eat fruit in as close to its natural form as possible. Canned, jarred or cups of fruit in percent fruit juice, or dried or freeze-dried. I think it's a good start. I keep some on hand for when we're short of fresh fruit in the house. But of course it's always better to eat the fresh stuff.