Canning tomato juice. How a tomato canning juicer can make putting up homemade tomato juice faster and easier. Which varieties produce the most juicy tomatoes?
You will need about 23 lbs. of vine ripened tomatoes to make 7 quarts of tomato juice.
It stands to reason that you will get more juice out of fewer tomatoes if you plant juicy tomatoes.
So which tomatoes are juciest?
All tomatoes are not sufficiently acidic for canning tomato juice safely. Add 2 tablespoons of bottled lemon juice or half a teaspoon of citric acid to each quart jar before filling it with the cooked juice.
Botulism spores can grow in these food spills and you don't have to ingest them. Just getting the spores on your skin can make you ill.
If you are new to canning tomatoes, the
USDA Home Canning Guide will provide you with all the instruction you could want.
A tomato canning juicer is a small investment which will pay off if you will be canning tomatoes regularly. You just wash and quarter the fruit, put it into the hopper and turn the handle (on a manual juicer) or press the button (on an electric one).
Out comes the juice and sauce without the seeds or skin.
Boil the juice for 5 minutes before canning it.
The Imperia Spremy Electric Tomato Strainer is the tomato juicer you need if you grow and can a lot of tomatoes.
This is the best pressure canner on the market in my opinion. Made in America. Big (30 quarts). Heavy. This is the canner for people who will be canning tomato juice in large amounts.
This Granite Ware Canning Kit is a great value for the money. You get a 21 quart water bath canner and all the tools a beginner needs.
It will work with both gas and electric ranges but cannot be used on smooth top stoves.
The Ball Jar Collection Elite 21 quart Canner is perfect for people who have ceramic stove tops. The bottom is flat and it fits the large burner well.
Of course, this stainless steel canner can be used on other types of gas or electric stoves as well. Much longer lasting than graniteware.
If you are worried about canning on a ceramic stove top, don't be.
I have a Kenmore on which I boil large, heavy pots of water on at least every other day. I've been doing this for years and have never had a problem.
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