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4 Ways to Preserve Fruits & Vegetables from Your Home Kitchen

Preservation Of Fruits And Vegetables-red-apples

Red Apples

One of the joys of summer besides planting and harvest time is preserving those veggies and fruits.  Preserving your garden produce is a great way to have a lot of extras or and an almost endless supply of edible foods at your fingertip that will save a few extra bucks which is a winner.

If you love spending time in your garden growing edible foods and are looking for ways to preserve some of those foods then continue readings as you learn of ways to preserve your fruits and veggies for future use.

4 Proven Ways to Preserve Your Vegetables and Fruits

1. Freezing

This way of preserving fruits and veggies may not be new but there are ways to freeze fruits and vegetables to get the most use out of them. When freezing fruits and vegetables it’s best to store in clean plastic bags such as ziplock.

Once veggies and fruits are washed and dried thoroughly, place in a ziplock bag removing the air. Once the air is removed seal the bag.  Fruits and vegetables should be bagged according to use and place in the freezer.

Thawing and then freezing again can cause fruits and veggies to become soft and mushy losing its flavor along with encouraging a build-up of bacteria. To have success store enough fruits and veggies per bag to be thaw and used only for each setting.

2. Pickling

Another way to preserve your edibles is by a process called pickling, what you do is to make a solution with salt, vinegar, and water. Bring this solution to a boil in a pan.

Vegetables and fruits are then placed in airtight jars, pour your solutions in each jar until fruits and veggies are submerged. Once this is done seal the jar and store.

3. Drying

The method of drying involves the removal of water from your fruits and vegetables with a dehydrator. Once your fruits or veggies are placed in the machine select the setting and you are good to go. When the drying process is completed your fruits and veggies should be dry to the touch, if there is a feeling of sponginess or stickiness foods must be returned to the dehydrator until dried. Once dried, fruits and veggies can be stored.

4. Salting

We all know that salt preserves and can be used on our edible foods, in fact, the use of salt as a preservative has-been practice way back in biblical days which is a very long time ago.

Place your veggies on a large baking pan sheet and submerge them in water followed by adding salt to the water until it begins to cling or attach to your veggies.

Once your veggies reach this process keep your veggies in this water and store for about a week and a half in your refrigerator.  Once this is done drain your veggies and cover with more salt. Store your vegetables in a place that’s cool and dry to complete the drying process.

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A Cabbage

  • Cucumbers
  • Mushrooms
  • Carrots
  • Tomatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Winter squash
  • Apples
  • Beetroot
  • Peas
  • Broccoli
  • Green beans
  • Onions
  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Peppers
  • Asparagus
  • Berries
  • cherries
  • Corn
  • Sweet potatoes

The final word on preserving fruits and vegetables

The use of these various methods is a great way to have success in seeking to preserve and store your foods for future use. I believe by investing your time with these practices can and will save you a few bucks. Give these methods a try and take advantage of preserving and storing your edibles.

8 comments

  1. Tony says:

    Love the information! I had always known about freezing and drying but completely forgot about salting and pickling to preserve fruits and vegetables. Thanks for the great list of different fruits and veggies that could be perserved I am going to have to go and look me up so,e pickling recipes 

    1. Norman says:

      I am so happy to help and thanks so much, wishing you all the best.

  2. Lucas Moore says:

    Thank you and i do feel enlightened by your article. i would also have to learn a couple of things from you as the website template is beautiful and really clear.this is an awesome article on preservation of fruits and vegetables  pickling is something i have not tried before. i will try it.

    1. Norman says:

      You are welcome and thanks so much for your kind words, just pm me and I will help you as best as I can. Have a good day.

  3. Ismeglamour says:

    Hello there, Drying fruits and vegetables requires removing the water content. As bacteria need water to survive, the drying process ensures that food don’t go bad as ever water within it is removed.. However, unlike other preservation methods, drying completelychanges everthing about the food. Once food has been successfully dried, it can be stored in ambient conditions.Thanks for sharing this awesome article i know it would be of great help to the public as it has been of help to me.

    1. Norman says:

      Hello, thanks so much for your kind words and your input. Wishing you all the best and have a good day.

  4. Joy says:

    Hello there! this is an amazing review you have got here. I am sure the information in this post will be of great help to anyone who come across it. Funny enough, I knew almost all this things before now but fail to practice them, I will try them out from now on.

    Thanks for sharing this with me.

    1. Norman says:

      Hello, thank you so much and I am so happy to help.

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