Commerical Tomato Juice for Raw Pack

tannabananaAugust 17, 2011

Hello, and thanks in advance:

Recently I came upon the idea of using commercial tomato juice instead of water to can whole tomatoes. Essentially, it would replace the water in the raw pack recipe for tomatoes packed in water (from the Ball Blue Book). I would still add citric acid to the jars but I would skip the optional added salt.

The idea seems legit to me, would cut down on my processing time because I would use it instead of my preferred taste method of tomatoes packed in own juice.

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

It won't reduce your processing time. It increases it to 85 mins. BWB and almost doubles the PC processing time too because of increased density.

Dave

Here is a link that might be useful: NCHFP - Whole or Halved Tomatoes in Tomato Juice

    Bookmark   August 17, 2011 at 1:56PM
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kriswrite(zone 8)

You don't really need to buy juice if the tomatoes are ripe. Here's how I do it:

Here is a link that might be useful: Canning Tomatoes: Why & How

    Bookmark   August 17, 2011 at 5:23PM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

The BWB processing time for canning whole or halved tomatoes (packed raw without added liquid) and just using the juice made by the tomatoes themselves is 85 min., not the 40-45 min. listed on the website.

Dave

Here is a link that might be useful: NCHFP - Canning tomatoes with no added liquid

    Bookmark   August 17, 2011 at 6:07PM
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tannabanana

Thanks for the info. Pickyouown.org has instructions but isn't always clear and in the case of adding tomato juice for canning liquid, it wasn't, in my opinion. Anyway, I processed for 85 minutes with the commercial tomato juice so we should be good to go!

    Bookmark   August 17, 2011 at 10:37PM
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