• crops
  • We boil down the details on required equipment and which preservation method best suits which crops, plus furnish a packed-pantry's worth of recipes. (motherearthnews.com)
  • black mustard India mustard rapeseed (including canola) safflower sunflower seed flax seed (Flax family) hemp seed (Hemp family) poppy seed (Poppy family) Because grains are small, hard and dry, they can be stored, measured, and transported more readily than can other kinds of food crops such as fresh fruits, roots and tubers. (wikipedia.org)
  • harvest
  • Foods obtained from plant or animal sources begin to spoil soon after harvest or slaughter. (britannica.com)
  • With a solar food dehydrator, you can use free energy from the sun to preserve your harvest. (motherearthnews.com)
  • If the grid ever goes down for a long period of time, it would be nice to know how to put-up the food we have so that it doesn't spoil, as well as how to store a future harvest. (beforeitsnews.com)
  • The root cellar is a way to hold these foods for several months after their normal harvest in a cold, rather moist environment that does not allow them to freeze or to complete their natural cycle to decomposition in the fall. (mofga.net)
  • Staple
  • After being harvested, dry grains are more durable than other staple foods, such as starchy fruits (plantains, breadfruit, etc.) and tubers (sweet potatoes, cassava, and more). (wikipedia.org)
  • safely
  • The introduction of commercial and domestic refrigerators drastically improved the diets of many in the Western world by allowing food such as fresh fruit, salads and dairy products to be stored safely for longer periods, particularly during warm weather. (wikipedia.org)
  • No matter where you fall on that spectrum or whether you have surplus fruit from an ample orchard or a profusion of basil from a petite, potted herb garden, the information you need to safely and deliciously put by fresh food awaits here in our online Home Food Preservation Headquarters. (motherearthnews.com)
  • Learn the best ways to safely prepare and store food for you and your family. (psu.edu)
  • enzymes
  • The chemical reactions catalyzed by the enzymes result in the degradation of food quality, such as the development of off-flavours, the deterioration of texture, and the loss of nutrients. (britannica.com)
  • Preservation of long-term activity or stabilization of enzymes in laboratories are greatly assisted by the evaporation process. (wikipedia.org)
  • vapour
  • The availability of water is expressed as water activity and is defined by the ratio of the vapour pressure of water in the food to the vapour pressure of pure water at a specific temperature. (britannica.com)
  • This type of pressure cooker cannot be opened with a cold water quick-release method and should be operated with caution when releasing vapour through the valve, especially while cooking foamy foods and liquids (lentils, beans, grains, milk, gravy, etc. (wikipedia.org)
  • starch
  • Due to its high cost, a common substitute is a mixture of horseradish, mustard, starch, and green food coloring or spinach powder. (wikipedia.org)
  • In ethanol production, the chemical composition of grain such as starch contents is important, in food and feed manufacturing, properties such as protein, oil and sugar are significant, in milling industry soundness is the most important factor to consider and for seed producer, the high germination percentage (viability of seed) and seed dormancy is the important feature to consider, for consumers the properties like color and flavor will be important. (wikipedia.org)
  • consumption
  • So, I'm starting this thread so that we can all share what we know, and maybe even ask questions and do research on the broad topic of food preservation, and how to re-heat it, or prepare it for consumption, with the end goal of food quality, and most of all, safety. (discusscooking.com)
  • For example, foods preserved for winter consumption by smoking, curing, and pickling have remained significant in world cuisines for their altered gustatory properties. (wikipedia.org)
  • Grains
  • The pre-Hispanic civilizations of the Andes had grain-based food systems but, at the higher elevations, none of the grains was a cereal. (wikipedia.org)
  • steam
  • Almost any food which can be cooked in steam or water-based liquids can be cooked in a pressure cooker. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1679, French physicist Denis Papin, better known for his studies on steam, invented the steam digester in an attempt to reduce the cooking time of food. (wikipedia.org)
  • the temperature of food is limited by the boiling point of water because excess heat causes boiling water to vaporize into steam. (wikipedia.org)
  • storage
  • If you can't find the answer to your question, use this form to ask us or we have a **new** home food preservation and storage forum . (usu.edu)
  • Cold stores provide large-volume, long-term storage for strategic food stocks held in case of national emergency in many countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • Try using your gas oven to dry a variety of foods for storage. (motherearthnews.com)
  • bacteria
  • The bacteria obtain these elements by utilizing gases in the atmosphere and by metabolizing certain food constituents such as carbohydrates and proteins. (britannica.com)
  • Most bacteria do not grow in foods with a water activity below 0.91, although some halophilic bacteria (those able to tolerate high salt concentrations) can grow in foods with a water activity lower than 0.75. (britannica.com)
  • Milk
  • Jugs of milk, crocks of fermented foods, and other items were stored in the troughs and kept cold as the water flowed around them. (beforeitsnews.com)
  • The process of evaporation is widely used to concentrate liquid foods, such as soup or make concentrated milk called "condensed milk" done by evaporating water from the milk. (wikipedia.org)
  • processes
  • Freezing is also one of the most commonly used processes, both commercially and domestically, for preserving a very wide range of foods, including prepared foods that would not have required freezing in their unprepared state. (wikipedia.org)
  • beverages
  • If beverages were not dispensed from food service counters, then the design of commercial kitchens in hotels and restaurants traditionally included a Still Room where tea, coffee and other beverages were prepared and dispensed. (wikipedia.org)
  • long
  • In the more than100 years, we have come a long way in making home food preservation exceptionally safe. (usu.edu)
  • In the face of change, and with concerns about safe, healthy food and the long distances it often travels, what can the everyday, nervous individual do? (mofga.net)
  • The US Food and Drug Administration recommends boiling for 30 minutes to ensure they reach a sufficient temperature long enough to completely destroy the toxin. (wikipedia.org)
  • winter
  • Putting together a solar food dryer is a simple winter project (for you or your kids) that can help you preserve next summer's produce. (motherearthnews.com)
  • water
  • Therefore, the water activity of any food product is always a value between 0 and 1, with 0 representing an absence of water and 1 representing pure water. (britannica.com)
  • I am going to be covering the Boiling Water Method, the most popular method for preserving your own food at home . (motherearthnews.com)
  • Herbs and flowers from the kitchen garden and surrounding countryside were preserved for flavoring food and processed into what today we call essential oils, and infused or distilled, or brewed (etc.) as required to make rose water, lavender water, tinctures, peppermint-based ointments, soaps, furniture polishes and a wide variety of medicines. (wikipedia.org)
  • Water activity: theory and applications to food: [proceedings of the tenth basic symposium held in Dallas, Texas, June 13- (wikipedia.org)
  • Pressure cooking is the process of cooking food, using water or other cooking liquid, in a sealed vessel known as a pressure cooker. (wikipedia.org)
  • fresh
  • Perhaps one of the items on some people's list of changes for this coming year is to eat more fresh and local foods. (minnetrista.net)
  • portal
  • The sausages are air-dried at 12 to 15 degrees C and then smoked at 18 to 20 degrees C. Food portal List of smoked foods Leistner (1987). (wikipedia.org)
  • electricity
  • The great thing about home canned foods is that they don't require any electricity to keep them stored, and they'll be good for several years. (beforeitsnews.com)
  • preparation
  • Regional food preparation traditions, customs and ingredients often combine to create dishes unique to a particular region. (wikipedia.org)
  • liquid
  • Boiling liquid food items can kill any existing microbes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Because the burning sensations of wasabi are not oil-based, they are short-lived compared to the effects of chili peppers, and are washed away with more food or liquid. (wikipedia.org)