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Can vegetables be safely canned without salt?

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Yes, vegetables may be canned without salt. The measure of salt called for in most vegetable recipes is too small to help prevent spoilage; it is there only for seasoning. To prepare vegetables with less or no salt, simply omit salt or reduce the amount of salt to taste. Do not omit or reduce salt from pickled foods or seafoods. Adding your favorite herbs or spices can easily enhance the flavor of vegetables. For savory reduced salt vegetables, see Recipes. Source: Original FAQ posted at

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