¬†Home Canning¬†dates back to the 18th century during the time where Napolean Bonaparte¬†realized¬†the need¬†to provision his army with food while they were away fighting.¬†¬†¬†By providing these canned foods to his army, it¬†gave him a huge advantage over his opponents.¬† The canning¬†process allows us to keep food way beyond it’s normal storage period¬†by preventing microorganisms from deteriorating the food.¬† Because the food is¬†canned at the time of the fruits/vegetables prime nutrient content, they will retain most of their nutritional content if not gain more nutrients from the canning process.
Benefits of Home Canning Foods
Use Food To The Fullest Measure
No Additives or Chemicals
¬†The liquid used to preserve fruits and vegetables also includes nutrients, so rather than draining and adding water, use the canning liquid, especially in soups or stews.
Having a ready supply of home canned and store bought canned goods can be of benefit¬†if their is a potential¬†for a national disaster.