Sunday, September 4, 2011

Red is the New Green

I canned 32 jars of beans today.  Although my first go at pressure canning went smoothly enough, I am a little concerned with the results.

The beans and the water have a rusty tinge.  I did not find much on Google. There was one mention of some chemical reaction when raw packing but my first batch was hot packed and it did the same thing.   I couldn't find any info on whether or not they are still edible.

Any idea what the story is here?


  1. No idea...Hope you can find the answer and it is YES they are edible after all that work..Good luck

    Blessings Kelsie

  2. When I steam green beans, the runoff water is often red. I think it's the natural colour of the things, as shown when cooked. I'm not scanning expert, though.

  3. I am pretty sure that I remember the beans being that colour at my Grandparents, my Grandma did soooo much canning.