Canning Preserving & Freezing Foods

Canning Green Beans
Home-canned beans are safe, nutritious and good to eat - if canned properly. Use these steps to successfully can green beans.

Canning Louisiana Vegetables
Home-canned vegetables are safe, nutritious and good to eat - if canned properly. Following the proper methods for canning vegetables is the sufficient way to destroy the spores of dangerous food poisoning bacteria.

Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Juice
Recent research shows that for some tomato products, pressure canning gives a higher-quality, more nutritious product. Step-by-step canning instructions are included in this publication.

Freezing Fruits
You can enjoy the delicious flavor of fresh fruits year-round by freezing fruits and berries during the short season when they are plentiful and relatively inexpensive. Freezing will not improve the quality of any food but will maintain it if the procedures recommended in this publication are followed.

Freezing Prepared Foods
Changing lifestyles have made meal preparation more demanding than ever. Preparing and freezing foods ahead of time can be a great convenience – or even a necessity in some instances. Information for baked products, dough, main dishes, sandwiches, soups, sauces, vegetable dishes, fruit dishes, desserts, sweets, spices and foods that do not freeze well.

Freezing Vegetables
Freezing is one of the simplest and best ways to preserve vegetables. It is less time consuming than other methods, and the color, flavor, texture and nutritive value are much like the fresh product. This publication includes information on how to freeze your vegetables.

Getting Ready to Can
With the increased number of home gardens, more people are interested in freezing or canning surplus fruits and vegetables. Although freezing is one of the simplest and best ways to “put up” most fruits and vegetables, canning can be an economical way to preserve food at home. Use these to steps for safe home canning.

Please visit the Canning, Preserving, and Freezing section of the LSU AgCenter Website for additional information.
6/22/2010 9:21:51 PM
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