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Old 09-03-2013, 05:02 AM   #1
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Best way to store vegetables?


My husband and I are growing garden vegetables and I am also on a special diet so I have to look at storing vegetables so that they don't go bad in our refrigerator. What is the best way to store them? Freezer? Jars? I have tried using sugar free pectin but they come out tasting like lemon juice and it is unpleasant.


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Old 09-03-2013, 07:49 AM   #2
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Hi. It depends somewhat on what vegetables you're talking about, but in general, they can be trimmed, blanched, cooled in a water bath, and then frozen in plastic freezer bags. Or you can make salsas or other sauces and freeze those in jars.

What did you use the pectin in? Which vegetables are you growing?

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Old 09-03-2013, 07:58 AM   #3
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When we had our big garden we would freeze most vegetables. Potatoes and carrots we kept in the cold celler. Check out the link below. Hope it helps.
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Old 09-15-2016, 04:27 PM   #4
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Raising the dead! I have had tremendous success with storing and keeping vegetables incredibly fresh with a vacuum sealer! I vacuum seal them in a jar, this way I don't have to can, or freeze them, they keep for a long time. I get to keep them fresh this way :D
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