Water Bath vs. Pressure Canning: How to Choose

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Beginning food preservation requires several decisions. Water bath vs. pressure canning: how to choose between these two popular methods? Water bath canning is easier and well suited for most fruits and pickles, but it can’t be used for low-acid foods such as meat and some vegetables. Pressure canning; on the other hand, can seem intimidating to […]

Pressure Canning for Low-Acid Foods

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Pressure canning to preserve low-acid foods at home. Vegetables, meats, poultry and seafood offer an opportunity to preserve low-acid foods for a well-balanced diet throughout the year. Low-acid foods are simple to preserve, yet require special handling to eliminate the risk of spoilage caused by botulism and its toxin-producing spores. To prevent this type of spoilage, […]

Using a Water Bath Canner

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A Step By Step Guide A water bath canner is a handy tool for most food preservation at home. The water bath process is particularly suited for high-acid foods such as: fruits, jams, jellies, salsas, tomatoes, pickles, relishes, chutneys, sauces, vinegars and Pioneer Dad’s favorite: apple butter. At first glance a water bath canner is […]