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Canner's Corner: Enjoying Summer's Bounty - 'Berry' good choices

Canner's Corner: Enjoying Summer's Bounty - 'Berry' good choices

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These nutritional powerhouses are full of cancer-preventing phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals." Berries can promote good health along with adding zest and taste to your menus. Whether it's strawberries in the spring or raspberries and blueberries in the summer, they add color and variety throughout the growing season. Plus, these nutritional powerhouses are full of cancer-preventing phytochemicals (bioactive chemical compounds found in plants, such as antioxidants), vitamins, and minerals. Once you've had your fill of fruit salads, smoothies, and shortcakes, freeze some berries for the winter or make fresh jam to be enjoyed on toast or a warm biscuit. When berries are on sale during the peak of the season, consider buying extra for freezing. This way they can be used throughout the winter to make smoothies, fruit bowls, muffins, pancakes, cobblers, and pies. In addition to grocery stores, good sources of fresh berries include fruit stands and farmers' markets. The same freezing process works for any berry except strawberries.
These nutritional powerhouses are full of cancer-preventing phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals." Berries can promote good health along with adding zest and taste to your menus. Whether it's strawberries in the spring or raspberries and blueberries in the summer, they add color and variety throughout the growing season. Plus, these nutritional powerhouses are full of cancer-preventing phytochemicals (bioactive chemical compounds found in plants, such as antioxidants), vitamins, and minerals. Once you've had your fill of fruit salads, smoothies, and shortcakes, freeze some berries for the winter or make fresh jam to be enjoyed on toast or a warm biscuit. When berries are on sale during the peak of the season, consider buying extra for freezing. This way they can be used throughout the winter to make smoothies, fruit bowls, muffins, pancakes, cobblers, and pies. In addition to grocery stores, good sources of fresh berries include fruit stands and farmers' markets. The same freezing process works for any berry except strawberries.

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“Tese nutritionalpowerhouses are ullo cancer-preventingphytochemicals, vitamins,and minerals.
Berries can promote good health along with adding zest and taste to yourmenus. Whether it’s strawberries in the spring or raspberries and blueberriesin the summer, they add color and variety throughout the growingseason. Plus, these nutritional powerhouses are ull o cancer-preventingphytochemicals (bioactive chemical compounds ound in plants, such asantioxidants), vitamins, and minerals. Once you’ve had your ll o ruitsalads, smoothies, and shortcakes, reeze some berries or the winter ormake resh jam to be enjoyed on toast or a warm biscuit. When berries are on sale during the peak o the season, considerbuying extra or reezing. Tis way they can be used throughout the winterto make smoothies, ruit bowls, muns, pancakes, cobblers, and pies. Inaddition to grocery stores, good sources o resh berries include ruit standsand armers’ markets. Te same reezing process works or any berry exceptstrawberries.
Directions for Freezing Berries
Ingredients and Equipment:
 Fresh berries, in usable quantities, as they are very perishable.*Zip-lock type reezer bags, plastic reezer containers, or vacuum sealing*bags.Pan or tray that will t in the reezer.*Strainer or colander.*Gently wash the berries in a bowl o clean, cold water. Pick out stems, leaves, and debris,and remove sot, spoiled, or mushy berries. (With strawberries,remove hulls.) Drain theberries in a large straineror colander to removeas much wateras possible. Arrange themin a single layeron a at pan or
Patti Grifth, Nutrition and Food Saety Educator, University o Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service
‘Berry’ good choices
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cookie sheet, and place them in the reezer. Tis will helpretain their shape and texture.Once rozen, the berries should be placed in a zip-typereezer bag or reezer container and returned to the reezer, where they can be kept or up to six months or longer without a loss o quality. Freezer burn, characterized by thepresence o ice crystals in the bag, dehydrates the berries,causing the quality to deteriorate when not vacuum sealed.Removing as much air as possible rom the container andsealing it tightly will help prevent reezer burn.
Charming Gifts or Just Good Taste
 Jams, jellies, marmalades, and preserves make charminggits when the jars are tied with a bow and tucked into abasket lled with baked goods. O all canning, homemadespreads produce great satisaction and pride becausethe avors oten cannot be matched by avors romcommercially processed products. ransorm sweet, redstrawberries or raspberries into a tasty jam to be spread on aplump mun or hot biscuit.Following simple guidelines will help ensure ascrumptious product. All sot spreads – jams, jellies, marmalades, andpreserves – should be prepared in small batches. Neverdouble recipes because double-size mixtures will not cook in the same manner as smaller ones. Tis is because they  will not heat to the required temperature in therequired amount o time. Also, doubling a recipe may prevent the spread rom jelling. Measure all ingredientsaccurately. Do not reduce or increase the measurementor any ingredient.I a low-sugar spread is desired, use only those recipesdeveloped or less sugar. Such recipes are in the University o Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service’s (UW CES)
Preserving Food in Wyoming: Jelly 
athttp://ces.uwyo.edu/PUBS/B985-SER/B985-2.pd , and in Colorado StateUniversity Extension’s “Homemade Sugarless Jams and Jellies – Great aste and Lower Calories” at www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/COLUMNCC/cc040803.html.Sot spreads continue to thicken as they cool.Exactly how thick the nished product will becannot be determined until the mixture is cooledto room temperature. Most recipes will develop thedesired gel structure within 24 hours; however, somerecipes may require up to two weeks.
Home Canner’s Questions
I have always used paran to seal my jelly jars, butI recently heard I need to put my jelly through aboiling-water bath. Why?
 A 
Research has changed the guidelines. Previously, theopen-kettle method and paran were consideredacceptable; however, neither is now considered sae or long-term storage. Jelly products should be processed in a boiling-waterbath to help eliminate mold. Although jams or preservesmay be sterilized by cooking in an open kettle, moldspores can contaminate the lid, jar, and the air within theheadspace when the mixture is poured into the jar. Tus,to be sae, jams, jellies, and preserves must be processed ina boiling-water bath canner or the current recommendedtime or altitude and recipe. For more inormation, calla local UW CES oce. Contact inormation is in yourlocal phone directory and on-line at http://ces.uwyo.edu/Counties.asp.
I mold develops in jam or jelly, should I throw it out?
 A 
 Yes! Removing visible mold does not necessarily remove long strands o substances produced by moldthat can penetrate deep into the jam or jelly even thoughthe strands may not be visible. Tese substances includemycotoxins (a toxin produced by a ungus), which may cause cancer.
Should jelly be boiled slowly or rapidly?
 A 
Rapidly. Long, slow boiling will destroy the pectin inthe ruit juice and prevent jelling.

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