Canning Produce Requires Careful Recipe for Tastiest Results

By Lauren Raley, STILLWATER, Okla. – Canning can be a fun and rewarding way to prolong fresh produce as the season turns chilly, but it requires careful attention to the fruit or vegetable’s chemical profile, Oklahoma State University Extension specialists said. For example, a popular OSU Extension fact sheet on the importance of food pH in canning operations highlights information about acidity, or pH levels. Canning is the process of sterilizing and preserving food in an airtight container. “Microbial growth can be responsible for spoiling the food or for creating a population of a disease-causing organism,” said William McGlynn, horticultural…

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