"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Farm to Table > Canning and Preserving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-05-2013, 01:13 AM   #1
Cook
 
Robert Barnett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 68
Ascorbic acid

I want to can some fire roasted red peppers for sandwiches. According to my ball book they need to be pressure canned. Now the commercial ones I have had have had an as ascorbic acid taste to the food and liquid. What I would like to know is if I used an ascorbic acid liquid to make mine in could I then water bath process them?

Robert

__________________

__________________
Robert Barnett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2013, 10:03 AM   #2
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 16,914
I would say no. Everything I have read about canning low-acid foods says to follow recipe instructions exactly. Pressure canning raises the temperature of the food to 240F, which will kill all dangerous organisms. You can't achieve that in a water bath.

As an alternative, you could can pickled or marinated peppers. Check these sources: https://www.google.com/search?q=cann...s+site%3A*.edu
__________________

__________________
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller
GotGarlic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2013, 10:12 AM   #3
Wine Guy
 
Steve Kroll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
Posts: 5,415
I don't know the answer to your canning question, but I do know something about the use of ascorbic acid in food manufacturing. It's a very weak acid and isn't used to lower pH, but rather as an antioxidant and to preserve the bright red color of the peppers.
__________________
Steve Kroll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2013, 10:43 AM   #4
Cook
 
Robert Barnett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 68
Thanks both of you very helpful.


Robert
__________________
Robert Barnett is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.