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What kind of preservation is the most useful: 3 safe ways to prepare for the winter

Kateryna YagovychFood
How to preserve food for the winter without canning. Source: tribune.com.pk

You always want the food you prepare for the winter to be not only well stored, but also tasty and healthy. That's why canning is not the best option. But fortunately, there are alternatives.

The FoodOboz editorial team will tell you about three universal ways to prepare vegetables and fruits for the winter. They are very simple, and you will be pleasantly surprised by the taste and benefits of the products.

Freeze fruits, vegetables, and berries

What kind of preservation is the most useful: 3 safe ways to prepare for the winter

If your fruits, berries, and vegetables are of good quality, without damage, and not overripe, they are best frozen. Before doing so, simply wash and dry the fruit. Then put them in a convenient container (bag or container). If we are talking about cherries, apricots or plums, you need to remove the pits.

To preserve the maximum benefit, defrost such products at room temperature, without using boiling water. The fruits are perfect for making a variety of pastries, sauces and compotes, or they can be eaten without anything.

A useful method of harvesting is drying

What kind of preservation is the most useful: 3 safe ways to prepare for the winter

In some cases, dried foods can be even healthier than fresh foods because the moisture evaporates during the drying process and all the nutrients are concentrated in the fruit.

Fruits and vegetables should also be of perfect quality, without damage or spoiled areas. They need to be thinly sliced and laid out in the sun or placed in an oven or special dryer. Fruits prepared in this way can be a great alternative to unhealthy store-bought sweets.

Fermentation is a good way to preserve food for the winter

What kind of preservation is the most useful: 3 safe ways to prepare for the winter

This method is quite budget-friendly and simple because you will need regular salt. This method was used to prepare food in ancient times and instead of "fermentation" it was called "pickling". This preparation is most suitable for vegetables, namely cabbage, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Although the list of fruits for which this method is suitable is small, it is worth it. Vegetables become very nutritious and healthy, perfect for any porridge or meat.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA reported on what to do to prevent tomatoes in a jar from cracking

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