Food Preservation

Information on home food safety, including canning and freezing sauerkraut, pickles, meat, poultry, vegetables, fruits, beans, fruit pie fillings, jellies, jams and spreads. Tips on harvesting and preserving herbs and spices and home cheesemaking.

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Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes
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Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes

Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA, Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Select the “waxy” or “boiling” kinds. Most red-skin potatoes are suitable, and many white or gold round new potatoes with thin skins work well, too. More
Root Vegetables: Beets, Carrots, Turnips, and Rutabagas
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Root Vegetables: Beets, Carrots, Turnips, and Rutabagas

Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA, Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Root vegetables must be processed in a pressure canner. Root vegetables cannot be safely canned in a boiling water bath or atmospheric steam canner. More
Soup
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Soup

Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA, Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

The convenience of canned soup makes cooking and meal preparation easier. More
Preserving Soup Safely
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Preserving Soup Safely

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Learn about safe methods for canning or freezing soup at home. More
Canning and Freezing Questions and Answers
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The following are some commonly asked food preservation questions (with their answers) More
Snap Beans
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Snap Beans

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

This article discusses canning and freezing methods for snap beans. More
Sauerkraut
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Sauerkraut

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

This article offers recipes, freezing, and canning methods for sauerkraut. More
Quick Process Pickles
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Quick Process Pickles

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

This article details canning methods for different kinds of pickles. More
Peppers
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Peppers

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Preserved pepper products include regular, sweet pickled, hot pickled, marinated, and pickled pepper relish. More
Peaches, Apricots, Nectarines
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Peaches, Apricots, Nectarines

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Most apricot and nectarine varieties are suitable for canned and frozen products. More
Pears
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Pears

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

This article offers instructions for freezing and canning pears. More
Tomatoes
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Tomatoes

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Select only disease-free, preferably vine-ripened, firm fruit for canning. More
Sweet Corn
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Sweet Corn

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Recommended Varieties: Most sweet corn varieties are acceptable for canning and freezing. More
Strawberries
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Strawberries

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

This article details freezing procedures for strawberries. More
Jelly, Jam, Spreads
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Jelly, Jam, Spreads

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

This article details canning procedures and recipes for jellies, jams, and spreads. More
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