question about canning

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by firechicken, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. firechicken

    firechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    Covington, GA
    I know you need a pressure canner to can meat, but can you also use a pressure canner to can fruit and veggies too? Or does the pressure hurt the veggies in any way?
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Not a canning expert, myself, but watched my mom & dad can many jars of beans, tomatoes and other stuff with their pressure canner...
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I'm no expert on pressure cookers either but my neighbor uses a canner thats a pressure cooker canner...She did all her canning from the garden this year with one...
  4. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    Acidic fruits, jellies and jams don't need a pressure canner, just a water bath canner. Veggies and meats, soups, stews, and other non acidic foods do. The veggies will be cooked by the pressure canner, but that's ok.

    See if you can find The Ball Book of Canning. It is great.

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