Getting the most out of your summer bounty
This time of year, many Alabamians are busy canning vegetables and fruits for use later in the year.
If you are considering canning fruit, Dr. Evelyn Crayton, Extension foods and nutrition specialist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, offers the following suggestions.
Crayton said to follow these instructions for making canning syrup solutions:
If a vinegar-salt solution is used, leave the fruit in the solution no longer than 20 minutes and rinse it thoroughly afterward, Crayton said. This procedure will keep the fruit from absorbing the solution flavor.