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I sometimes find hard white deposits in my home-canned pureed tomato products. Is this a sign of spoilage?


These deposits, which resemble fish scales, are commonly found in home-canned mashed or pureed tomato products. If the products were canned by a safe method and show no other signs of spoilage, they are safe to eat.   
 

Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia

 

 

 

 

Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009

 

 


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