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Can I use table salt when canning vegetables?


Use only canning or pickling salt when canning vegetables. Table salt often leaves a sediment in the bottom of jars and may also react with starch in the product to form a blue color.
 

Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia

 

 

 

 

Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009

 

 


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