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                       CANNED FOODS FOR SPECIAL DIETS
 
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   The cost of commercially canned special diet food
   often prompts interest in preparing these products at
   home. Some low-sugar and low-salt foods may be easily
   and safely canned at home. However the color, flavor
   and texture of these foods may be different than
   expected and be less acceptable.
   
   CANNING WITHOUT SUGAR
   
   In canning regular fruits without sugar, it is very
   important to select fully ripe but firm fruits of the
   best quality. Prepare these as described for hot-packs
   for each fruit, but use water or regular unsweetened
   fruit juices instead of sugar syrup. (For more
   information see additional publications for individual
   fruits.) Juice made from the fruit being canned is
   best. Blends of unsweetened apple, pineapple, and
   white grape juice are also good for filling over solid
   fruit pieces. Adjust headspaces and lids and use the
   processing recommendations given for regular fruits.
   Add sugar substitutes, if desired, when serving.
   
   CANNING WITHOUT SALT (REDUCED SODIUM)
   
   To can tomatoes, vegetables, meats, poultry, and
   seafood, follow the normal procedures for canning, but
   omit the salt. In these products, salt seasons the
   food but is not necessary to ensure its safety. Add
   salt substitutes, if desired, when serving.
   
   ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ  ÿ * USDA Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 539
   (rev. 1994) * Meal-Master format courtesy of Karen
   Mintzias
  
 
 
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