what happened to my corn??

Low acid foods, like most veggies, ready made recipes and meats all require pressure canning to keep them safe.
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Old Fashioned
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what happened to my corn??

Unread post by Old Fashioned » Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:54 pm

It went into the canner looking like the one on the left.....and came out looking like the right.



I processed it @ 10lbs for 55 minutes, just like the Ball book AND an internet search result said to do. I have NEVER had corn looking like that EVER...……….even years ago when the PC I had was redlining. |em22|

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Re: what happened to my corn??

Unread post by Old Fashioned » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:17 pm

Doing a search and amongst other things that I made sure didn't happen......the only reason I can find is the 'carmelization' of the sugar in the corn variety I used and 'while unattractive it is still safe to eat'......good news for the chickens I guess.

http://missourifamilies.org/quick/foods ... afs203.htm

I never would have suspected that you can only can certain varieties of corn.

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Re: what happened to my corn??

Unread post by patriceinil » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:44 pm

The modern hybrid sweet corns are higher in sugar content and will caramelize more than older varieties.

I prefer to blanch and freeze sweet corn for the very reason you experienced while canning your corn.

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