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Is steam canning safe?

What is the latest on the water bath vs steam canning? New thoughts? New methods? Reasons why? My husband wants to switch to steam canning. I am willing to listen. It should be mentioned that I am almost 70 and he is almost 80. I started canning with my grandmother when I was about 9 so we are not...

By Kelly Streit, | Featured Question

2019 Food Preservation County Resource List

Information about where to get your pressure gauge tested in each county.


Preserving Fruit Juices and Apple Cider - SP50-455

Publication includes information on how to preserve fruit juices and apple cider, including preparing, pasteurizing and canning.


OSU’s food preservation hotline opens July 15

Jul 10, 2019
Get your questions answered by OSU experts.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Using Steam Canners - SP50-1005

Naturally high acid foods maybe processed in either a boiling water canner or a steam canner; i.e., fruits, jams, jellies, and pickles. For years steam canners were not recommended but recent research has provided directions for their safe use.


Fruit Pie Fillings - SP50-616

Canned fruit fillings are a time saver for year around pie making. The fillings may also be used as toppings on desserts.


Do soaked grains have more nutrients?

I recall learning that soaking grains before cooking them and using the water in the cooking is a good way to gain more nourishment than cooking without soaking. Please write details about soaking millet especially.

By Patty Case, | Featured Question

Foods That Do Not Freeze Well - SP 50-766

This fact sheet provides a list of foods with usual use and condition after thawing.

Fact Sheet

Jams, Jellies, and Preserves with No Added Pectin - SP 50-777

When making jams, jellies, and preserves from fruits that contain natural pectin, it’s not necessary to add additional pectin. This publication provides basic steps for making fruit spreads without added pectin.


Low Sugar Jams & Jellies/Fruit Spreads - SP 50-765

Low and no sugar jams and jellies are becoming very popular as people are changing their diets and reducing their intake of sugar. This publication gives tips on how to make low sugar jams, jellies and fruit spreads.