Canning is a method of preserving food where the food is sealed in an
airtight container. It prevents microorganisms from entering and
fruits are canned, they are heated hot enough and long enough to destroy
spoilage organisms. This heating (or processing) also stops the action
may be canned in water, juice or a sweet syrup. The sweet syrup helps
the fruit holds its shape, color and flavor but does not preserve the
two processing methods are recommended for canning food. These are the
boiling water bath and the steam pressure canner.
boiling water bath method may be used to process high-acid foods. These
foods can be safely processed at 212 degrees F (100 C), the maximum
obtainable temperature in a water bath canner at sea level.
steam pressure canner is used to process foods under pressure at a
temperature of 240 degrees F (116 C). This is the only reliable method
to safely process low-acid foods.
Canning Industry is of great importance to South Africa as it directly
employs many thousands of people, mainly in rural areas.
foreign exchange earned by the industry’s exports is important to South
Africa as a developing country.
comprise the second largest share of canned fruit.
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