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?

3 comments:

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

    Blessings Kelsie

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  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.

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

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