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What causes cloudy liquid in canned vegetables?

 
Cloudy liquid in canned vegetables can be a sign of spoilage. In starchy foods, cloudiness may occur because the vegetables were too old or harvested too long before canning. Cloudiness can also be caused by minerals in hard water. If cloudiness becomes visible later on, it is probably due to spoilage and the food should be destroyed.   
 

 

Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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