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How to Can Carrots to Stay Fresh and Nutritious in 5 Simple Steps
We all need more carrots in our lives. Did you know that? They are really great for helping to protect and improve your eyesight because they provide us with Vitamin A which supports healthy eyes.
Well, considering I’ve been wearing glasses and contact since the 7th grade, I think I need more Vitamin A in my life.
Not to mention, the fact that carrots are so easy to grow, you can grow them practically any time of year (if you have a greenhouse), and they are easy to preserve too, we are kind of out of excuses.
So I want to discuss with you the simple process of canning carrots. It is so easy you are going to be wondering why you haven’t been doing this all along.
How to Can Carrots
You will need:
- Carrots (about 2 pounds per quart jar)
- Canning salt
- Pressure Canner
- Quart Mason Jars
- Canning Rings and Lids
- Jar Lifter
1. Prepare Pressure Canner
You are going to begin the canning process by following the manufacturer’s instructions for your personal pressure canner. You’ll need to make sure that you put the right amount of water in the bottom of your canner, and also make sure that the seal of your canner is in place and everything looks okay there.
Then you’ll want to make sure that your emergency release valve is pressed down into place. Also, check your pressure gauge and the weights to make sure that all parts are accounted for and ready to go onto the canner.
In order to can carrots, you’ll need 10 pounds of weight, so this would be a good time to go ahead and put the appropriate weight on the canner.