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Is it normal for canned tomatoes to have a few inches of liquid in the jars?


Yes! That liquid is actually juice from the tomatoes that has been squeezed out while canning. Some recipes even suggest you press the tomatoes into the jars until the spaces between the tomatoes are filled with juice.
 

 

Source: National Center for Home Food Preservation

 

 

 

Answered by Jessica Kovarik, RD, LD, Extension Associate, College of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri Extension

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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