3 Important Tips For Storing Canned Food

Home canning is a moderate and a practical approach to safeguard all your diligent work in the garden. While there are certain steps that you need to take when you're canning food, there are also some other safety precautions that need to be kept in mind while storing canned food. Here are some tips that will help you for safely storing your canned food and enjoying the same for months to come.

Tips for Storing Canned Food

1. Keep the Canned Food Out Of Sunlight

The sun can really affect food quality, color, and tastes. It's essential to keep home-canned food or readymade canned food bought from the store in a dark area where daylight or sunlight can't reach. Store the jars and canned tin in an enclosed area where there are no windows, for example, a storeroom or pantry.

2. Utilize the Right Space

It is also important to store the canned food in the right space. Place the canned food in such a place at your home where the place is out of direct heat and sunlight, dry and cool. A cool, dry basement is the perfect spot for storing the canned foods. In the event that you don't have those choices, there are still a lot of spaces inside the home to store your canning containers. A lobby wardrobe, storerooms of the kitchen and lobbies racks are adequate places if they're not reached to by sunlight and warmth.

3. Store the Canned Food at the Right Temperature

This tip is some kind of combination of the above two tips. The Canned food should be stored where the temperature will remain between 50 – 70 degree fahrenheit or 10 - 21 degree celsius. Anything hotter can make the food to spoil and freezing of the food can cause the containers or jars to break. It is also important to ensure that the food storage space is dry because damp areas an cause the canned tins and their lids to rust which can also damage the canned jar’s seal. This may also lead to spoiling of foods kept in a container.

So these are the 3 important tips that need to be pursued to keep your canned food safe so that it can be enjoyed by you for a longer period of time. 


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