Canning Salt and Processing Time

by Jessica
(Denver)

1. Is there a difference between table salt and canning salt?

Answer: Yes table salt has fillers in it that will affect your food. Use canning salt in any canning and or pickling.


2. Will it ruin the food to boil it longer than the recipe calls for? I'm a mile high and I think I need to add 10 minutes to the timer but would 15 minutes hurt anything?

answer: Adding extra time won't hurt anything as far as safety is concerned. As long as you process at the minimum the recommended time you are good. However... it may affect the quality of your food. For example fruits will be over cooked and softer... still safe but maybe not as appetizing.

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