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We have a water softener. Should I use "softened water" for pickling?


It is safe to use softened water, however, the softening process removes natural calcium in the water. Removing calcium contributes to soft pickles. 
 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009

 

 


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