Pretreating Fruit With Fruit Juice
A fruit juice that
is high in vitamin C can be used as a pretreatment, though it is not
as effective as pure ascorbic acid. Juices high in vitamin C include
lemon, pineapple, grape and cranberry.
to cover fruit in a bowl. Add cut fruit. Soak 3 to 5 minutes, remove
drain well and place on dryer trays. This solution may be used twice,
Each juice adds
its own color and flavor to the fruit.
|Did You Know?
it is possible to safely preserve many kinds of foodstuffs, home
canning can expose consumers to botulism and other kinds of food
poisoning if done incorrectly. Because of the high risk of illness or
death associated with improper canning techniques, the United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA) considers it critical that consumers
who intend to can at home obtain proper and current information from a
reliable source. At the basis of these recommendations is the balance
between bringing the food to a high enough temperature for a long
enough time that spoilage and disease-producing microorganisms are
killed, while not heating the food so much that it loses nutritive
value or palatability.