Raw packed beets in pressure canner?
I always prefer to cook veggies as little as possible and was wondering if I could slice up and pack raw cylindrical beets into jars and process them in my pressure canner?
I know all the conventional wisdom says to cook them first, but I have found that not to be necessary with beans for example, which can be soaked overnight and then directly pressure canned. Though you have to allow for water absorbtion. Carrots, onions and celery are also fine this way and are less mushy and I believe better quality than if they had been cooked prior to being pressure canned. It seems that the pressure canner processing cooks vegetables quite enough.
So what do you say? Can I do it?