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I have heard that it is unsafe to can overripe tomatoes?


Selecting tomatoes that are safe for home canning is of primary importance: Use only firm, ripe tomatoes. Never use overripe tomatoes because they lose acid as they ripen; freeze them instead. Never use tomatoes with soft spots or decayed areas; cutting out soft or moldy spots will not make tomatoes suitable for canning. Never can tomatoes picked from frost-killed or dead vines.    

 

 

Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
 

 

 

 

Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009

 

 

 


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