We all know that home canning is process of preserving food. As a newbie you will think that the process of canning is a very complicated process but once you know the whole process you will know it is quite simple and easy. As a beginner, first familiarize yourself with all the home canning equipments and various methods of canning. Learn if from a expert who has been doing canning for many years as you will also get the valuable advice and tips to make your work even more easier.
There are two basic methods of home canning- water bath canning and pressure canning. The tool required for canning in both the methods are mostly same like the jars, lids, spoons, funnel, rubber spatula and mixing bowls. The only difference is in the canners. Before you start the process of canning make sure all your canning tools and equipment that you are going to use are clean, dry and sterilized. One little mistake can spoil your complete efforts, therefore you have to be very careful. Most of the tools that we use for canning are available in our kitchen itself so you will not have to buy any special equipments other than the canning jars.
You also have to understand the kind of food you be using for canning and which method of canning is best for what type of food. In water bath canning, food high in acidic content should be used and for other low acid content food you should use the pressure canning method. Mostly fruits and vegetable like tomatoes are highly acidic and on the other hand neat vegetable like carrot, peas, corn, beets, beans are low acid food. If you use the right canning method you also restore the nutritional value of the food in much efficient manner and also it helps from not getting spoiled.
Now that you know all the basic about home canning you can start canning and preserving the food. The benefits of canning food in terms of saving time and money are excellent and moreover you get the satisfaction that you are eating a healthy food which is naturally grown without any pesticides and chemicals.
Canning beets have been done for many years. Although today not many people can their own food at home but still you can find many health conscious people who still love fruits and vegetable grown in their own garden. They want nothing to be wasted and prefer canning seasonal fruits and vegetables so that they can enjoy it year long.
One benefit of canning beets is that they taste even better than actual fresh beet when you can it. Homemade canning is more economical and practical process of preserving food for a long time. As more and more people are realizing the benefits of canning your own food, they are getting inclined towards doing it. The economical crisis that we are going through is also forcing many to look for options which are cheaper at the same time do not lose the food nutritional value.