Food Preservation

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Learn more about the benefits of freezing convenience foods.
 
When canning tomatoes and tomato products, safe procedures must be used.
 
Seafood products are high in quality and safe to eat when canned correctly.
 
Freezing is one of the simplest and least time consuming methods of food preservation.
 
Home canning is a popular form of food preservation and prevents spoilage.
 
Learn about the essentials of canning fruits for home use.

Featured Question

I found the recent online guide and recipes for salsa. The instructions say not to alter the fresh herbs, only dried ones. I prefer more cilantro in my salsa than the one recipe "Tomato Salsa - slicing tomatoes" shows. Do you have any recommendation on where I might find a tested recipe with more cilantro allowed? Also must I use canning salt?

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