Canning Food at Home Made Easy | Full DIY Guide

With grocery and utility prices on the rise, canning is becoming more and more popular as a way to save on your budget and make some tasty concoctions.

By the end of this guide, you’ll know how to safely preserve tomato sauces, pickled vegetables, and more.

Canning food at home is extremely safe — if done properly.

Is Canning Food at Home Safe?

Home canned food only losses a small amount of nutrition when compared to fresh food.

Does Canning Food at Home Make it Less Nutritious?

Canned food is good indefinitely as long as it is properly stored, but realistically you should try and eat it within 1-5 years.

How Long Does Canned Food Last?

Until you’re comfortable canning, follow an online recipe to a tee.


If your recipe requires the jars to be submerged in boiling water for less than 10 minutes, you should sterilize them beforehand.

To sterilize jars, place them in hot water and allow them to boil for 10 minutes. Let them cool before handling them.

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