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National Center for Home Food Preservation

National Center for Home Food Preservation
About Us The National Center for Home Food Preservation is your source for current research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation. The Center was established with funding from the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (CSREES-USDA) to address food safety concerns for those who practice and teach home food preservation and processing methods. more >>> Announcing a free, self-paced, online course for those wanting to learn more about home canning and preservation. Introduction to Food Preservation General Canning Canning Acid Foods Canning Low-Acid Foods This course is offered in the University of Georgia eLC system.

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USDA Publications Adobe Reader 10 (or a higher version) is needed for proper viewing and printing of the USDA canning guide files. You can download the free Adobe Reader from . We still recommend selecting 'print preview' before printing a guide to make sure that it will print properly on your computer system. All 8 links below make up the electronic version of the USDA canning guide; the book was split into the 8 files for easier downloading. The 2015 Complete Guide to Home Canning is also being sold in print form by Purdue Extension: The Education Store.

Save Your Food: Canning and Freezing 101 There’s nothing like popping open a jar of homemade jam on a blustery winter day, as our grandmothers knew all too well. Once maligned as unnecessary and labor-intensive, home canning has undergone a renaissance. A new generation is discovering that there’s something uniquely satisfying about preserving the season’s best produce. Pretty much anything can be “put up” for the winter in a jar, from fruit to vegetables, beans, salsas and chutneys. Once you’ve looked over a couple of recipes you’ll be itching to try canning for yourself!

Getting Started Canning Guide, Tips & How-To What is Canning? Simply put, canning is one step beyond cooking. It’s a method that applies heat to food in a closed-glass, home canning jar to stop the natural spoilage by removing air from the jar to create a seal. Home Canning Guide: Learn How to Can Your Own Food Why Do We Can? We looked to our readers to find out why home canning is experiencing a modern revival. Their answer: Canning produces flavorful, high-quality food that saves money, builds self-reliance and creates lifelong memories. Check out some of their responses and get inspired to start stocking your pantry with home-canned food: Putting Food By The Old-Fashioned Way. How Canning Works

Basics of Home Canning Use procedures that have been scientifically tested to ensure safe and high-quality canned products and optimized for prolonged storage. Use this fact sheet to understand the correct procedures for canning foods at home. Introduction The two safe methods of canning food at home are boiling water bath canning and pressure canning. Whether a food is high acid or low acid indicates what type of processing method should be used (Table 1). Generally, high-acid foods can be safely canned in a boiling water bath. Making Healthy Dehydrated Fruit And 101+ Other Dehydrated Foods - Dehydrated fruit is an easy way to snack on delicious fruits all year long, even when they’ve long gone out of season. They make a fantastic and healthy treat for your little ones, and can even be utilized in creating your own homemade fruit roll-ups. Tammy from “Housing a Forest” blog offers excellent tips, techniques and images for dehydrating fruit easily and quickly in your own kitchen. 101 Recipes To Dehydrate Almost Everything Dehydrating fother foods has so many advantages as well. Handy for food on hiking trips, for the demands of a special diet you be on and just convenience.

Home Pressure Canner Directions: How They Work, Instructions and Tips to Using Them! Looking for Home Pressure Canner Directions: How They Work, Instructions and Tips to Using Them! in 2017? Scroll down this page and follow the links. And if you bring home some fruit or vegetables and want to can, freeze, make jam, salsa or pickles, see this page for simple, reliable, illustrated canning, freezing or preserving directions.