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What can ruin canned cucumbers: common mistakes

Kateryna YagovychFood
Pouring brine over cucumbers. Source: pexels.com

After the cucumbers have been in the cellar for a while, they can become cloudy and muddy. This is noticeable even in a still closed jar. The taste of such vegetables is also spoiled. They are too soft, too sour, or bitter. All these phenomena have their reasons. And the FoodOboz editorial team will help you figure them out.

What can spoil canned cucumbers?

What can ruin canned cucumbers: common mistakes

1. Many housewives forget to soak cucumbers. The vegetables should be allowed to stand in cold water for 4-8 hours. Then they will turn out crispy.

What can ruin canned cucumbers: common mistakes

2. Wrong type of cucumber. For canning, it is best to use fresh cucumbers with black needles. Salad types are not suitable for canning. Cucumbers with white needles are also not suitable for pickling. Overripe cucumbers with bitterness are not suitable.

What can ruin canned cucumbers: common mistakes

3. Pouring cucumbers with water from the tap. This is a wrong decision because such water is chlorinated. It is best to use filtered water or water from a well.

What can ruin canned cucumbers: common mistakes

4. Unsterilized dishes. If the lids or jars are dirty, the preservation will simply spoil. Also, a very unpleasant and dangerous mold is formed.

What can ruin canned cucumbers: common mistakes

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