Monday, September 3, 2012

Why can foods?

Excerpt from the: Complete Guide to Home Canning, "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. Within 1 to 2 weeks, even refrigerated produce loses half or more of some of its vitamins.

If vegetables are handled properly and canned promptly after harvest, they can be more nutritious than fresh produce sold in local stores. (emphasis mine)The advantages of home canning are lost when you start with poor quality fresh foods. "  end excerpt.

Home canning is a way to preserve the best quality and highest nutrient value of your food.  If you purchase from the farm market or the nursery.  Call them they will fresh pick for you so you can have the produce put up the same day is was picked.  Happy canning.
a little bird

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