Monday, September 12, 2011

Homemade Canning - Understand The Nutritional Value of Canning Your Own Food!

Food can be preserved for a long time if done correctly. Otherwise the food spoiling bacteria like yeast and molds can completely ruin your efforts. There are certain basic checklists that you need to carry out before you start preserving your food such as, when foods are dried, no moisture is present for the bacterial growth, frozen foods to be stored at temperatures too low for microorganisms to grow etc.
Home canning is the most popular way of preserving and enjoying the homegrown fruits and vegetables. If you are using fresh vegetables and fruits from your own kitchen garden, then you can be sure that there are no chemicals and pesticides used unlike the commercial market. Home canned foods are better as most of the commercial canned foods have an extra amount of sugar, salts and preservatives added, which are not good if you are suffering from any health problems.
It allows you to preserve fruits and vegetables when they are at their peak of ripeness. You can enjoy backyard harvest, which will give you flavorful spreads and sauces all year long. Food products canned at their peak of ripeness hold a better nutritional value. Another advantage of canning your food is that you enjoy the off-season food all the time even when they are not available or are expensive in the market. It also adds a benefit of self-reliance when things like bad weather or short supply make the products unavailable or too expensive.

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