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Canning tomatoes with their skins on?

MIss G Aug 9, 2008 04:09 PM

Can I can whole tomatoes with their skin?

  1. sarah galvin Aug 9, 2008 09:28 PM

    I always canned tomatoes skin on. No problem. Simply a matter of aesthetics.

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      rexsreine Aug 9, 2008 04:41 PM

      If you're talking about the safety of the tomatoes canned with skin on, as long as they are well-washed and you use the recommended amount of bottled lemon juice, I don't see why not. Aesthetics might be a different matter. The skins may well come off during processing and float to the top. You may want to check with your county extension office.

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