Before there was refrigeration, people would can to preserve the food from harvest to be able to enjoy all year round. Some food requires high temperature and pressure to be preserved, while other, more acidic food can be preserved with a boiling water bath.
The process of canning kills microorganisms that cause food to spoil, and seals the jar to prevent any other spoilers from getting in.
Here are the basic supplies for canning…
Here are the basic steps for canning…
- Fill the canner with enough water to cover jars at least 1-inch over the tops.
- Place the filled jars in the canner onto the rack.
- Start counting the processing time.
- Process for the required length of time.
- Remove jars from canner
That’s the basic idea that you need, and thanks to Rural King Supply, we make it easy with our Norpro Canning Set, Columbian Home Products 7.5 Quart Canning Blancher, and a wide selection of Ball canning products.