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Canning Commercial salad dressings

As the salad dressing is an emulsion of water and (soybean) oil I think that the emulsion might separate into its oil and water contents when heated. The dressing you buy is most likely produced in a ...
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What can I do if I didn't process my salsa long enough?

If they sealed, it's okay. Most hot pack salsa recipes only require 15 minutes in a water bathe or pressure cooker at sea level. Check your altitude for time differences.
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Does cooking food inside a pressure cooker and then leaving it locked preserve it similar to canning?

The (old-fashioned Central European) pressure cookers I've worked with have outlet valves which in pressure cooking position let gas out (at defined pressure), but not in. These cookers do have an ...
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Does cooking food inside a pressure cooker and then leaving it locked preserve it similar to canning?

When you take the pressure cooker off the heat, it's filled with high-temperature, high-pressure steam. As it cools, that steam condenses, leaving a vacuum. Pressure cooker valves are designed to ...
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Reprocessing Salsa

212 degrees for an hour is still adequate to preserve your salsa for a year or so (12-18 months) at 10 PSI your boiling point would have been increased to 242 degrees which would decreased the amount ...
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Is there a way to safely can pesto sauce?

I’ve found this bit of info on Barilla’s site: “BARILLA SAUCES AND PESTO: MADE ACCORDING TO TRADITION And when we talk about our sauces and pesto, (…) We use state-of-the-art conservation techniques ...
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