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I know it isn't safe to can frost-bitten tomatoes because their acidity decreases. What about canning other frost-bitten vegetables?


When produce is damaged by frost, it deteriorates quickly. If vegetables have been frost-bitten, gather them immediately the morning after the frost and can them. Frost-bitten vegetables should not be canned if they have begun to soften or spoil in any way. 
 

 

Source: Personal communication with Dr. Gerald Kuhn, Food Scientist, Penn State University, June 1989

 

 

 

Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009

 

 


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