An Inside Look at Home Canning of Vegetables

Below is a fantastic resource when it comes to preserving your fruits and vegetables. The USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning electronic version pdf file is split into eight smaller files for easier viewing and downloading. Below is just a taste of the info available.

Why can foods?
Canning can be a safe and economical way to preserve quality food at home. Disregarding the value of your labor, canning homegrown food may save you half the cost of buying commercially canned food. Canning favorite and special products to be enjoyed by family and friends is a fulfilling experience and a source of pride for many people.

 

Many vegetables begin losing some of their vitamins when harvested. Nearly half the vitamins may be lost within a few days unless the fresh produce is cooled or preserved. Continue reading