Please help! I would like to try dates, date syrup, date sugar, in canning (especially jams, preserves); but can find no information on the internet. ...
Canning with Dates/Date Sugar #417952
Asked July 30, 2017, 6:02 PM EDT
Please help! I would like to try dates, date syrup, date sugar, in canning (especially jams, preserves); but can find no information on the internet. How would this affect canning, since it is a whole fruit, not just a sugar extract? They are delicious used in cooking and baking, so I would like to expand their use.
Thank you for your quick rrsponse! With greater interest is more healthful sweetener options, don't you think it would be helpful for the necessary testing to be done? It would be great to have that information. Susan.
There is great interest from the public for using alternative sugars and sweeteners in canning. However, at this time, the National Center for Home Food Preservation which conducts canning research is severely under-funded.
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