Food preservation is the process of treating and handling food to stop or slow down spoilage (loss of quality, edibility or nutritional value) and thus allow for longer storage.
There are many traditional methods of preserving food that limit the energy inputs and reduce carbon footprint. Maintaining or creating nutritional value, texture and flavor is an important aspect of food preservation.
The main purpose of preserving food is to is to prolong the life of the food you store. When possible, use the method that retains most nutrients and use the least amount of wood fuel.
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Back to Basics 286 5-Piece Home Canning Kit
Capture summer fruits and vegetables at their prime for enjoyment throughout the year by canning at home. This five-piece canning kit provides all the essential tools needed for getting started--a jar lifter, a magnetic lid lifter, a canning funnel, a jar-lid wrench, and kitchen tongs. Read More >>
Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving: 400 Delicious and Creative Recipes for Today
Ball Home Canning Products are the gold standard in home preserving supplies, the trademark jars on display in stores every summer from coast to coast. Now the experts at Ball have written a book destined to become the "bible" of home preserving. Read More >>
Canning for a New Generation: Bold, Fresh Flavors for the Modern Pantry
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Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe in a Crisis
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Independence Days: A Guide to Sustainable Food Storage & Preservation
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Norpro 7-Piece Home Canning Set
7-piece canning set provides the essentials needed for canning at home. Provides all the essential tools needed for getting started canning your own food. Measures approximately 10 by 8 by 24 inches. Steel canning rack holds 7 pint- or quart-size jars; sterilizing rack holds 12 lids. Read More >>
Put 'em Up!: A Comprehensive Home Preserving Guide for the Creative Cook, from Drying and Freezing to Canning and Pickling
An extensive Techniques section includes complete how-to for every kind of preserving: refrigerating and freezing, air- and oven-drying, cold- and hot-pack canning, and pickling. Read More >>