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Finished product doesn't look right

Posted by Denise-LL none (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 3, 12 at 11:27

I just canned my very first batch ever and it doesn't look like it should. I did tomatoes and added the lemon juice, salt, and tomatoes leaving about a half inch of space at the top. Everything looked really good before the canning process, but after there's separation and about 2 inches of clear liquid.

What happened and are my tomatoes ruined?

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RE: Finished product doesn't look right

That's totally normal for home-canned tomatoes. It's a natural enzymatic reaction and only affects appearance. They're fine to use.

There will be some settling of the tomatoes as they sit on the shelves.


RE: Finished product doesn't look right

Perfectly normal and totally safe. They will settle.


RE: Finished product doesn't look right


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