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Old 11-24-2015, 12:41 PM   #1
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Cooked food in jars help please

I am planning to cook some food such as roast potatoes, Sauces, soups, etc., In order to put them into jars.
However, I was wondering what is the life expectancy for food in jars.

Today, I cooked roast potatoes and I put them into sterilized jars.
I do not know what "best before" Date to put on the jars.
Cool anyone to help me. Thanks in advance.


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Old 11-24-2015, 12:42 PM   #2
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Is there maybe a guideline that I can find somewhere on the web, or a specific book that would tell me that.


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Old 11-24-2015, 12:53 PM   #3
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Cooked food in jars help please

There's a Facebook page called SHTF, it's for people preparing for disasters ("preppers"). They have information on saving food in jars. The Ball Blue Book is a good resource for pressure canning. You will have to pressure can or refrigerate jarred foods.
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Dawg is right - in order for those types of foods to be shelf-stable and safe to eat, you have to pressure-can them. You can refrigerate them, but they will last only a week or so that way.

This site is another good resource for canning: http://nchfp.uga.edu/how/can4_vegetable.html
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