Pressure Canning Carrots in Water

Pressure canning carrots in water. As I typically buy organic carrots, I do not peel them, only clean and chop them into small pieces. I only use pink Himalayan salt and boiling water as well because I do not want any preservatives in my canning products. This recipe will teach you how to prepare healthy food for your family.

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I think this is one of my favorite items to can. We really enjoy carrots in our house, and one thing I really love about pressure canning my own carrots in water is that these carrots come out bright orange and sweet right out of the jar. I don’t use any sugar, table salt, chemicals or preservatives in my carrots. I literally use just carrots, with the peels still on, pink Himalayan salt and boiling water. Unlike carrots you buy at the store, these don’t come out mushy and tasteless. After canning my own carrots, I don’t think I could ever go back to buying those from the store.

I started canning because, once we had kids, I didn’t like knowing what we were putting into their bodies by buying the prepackaged and canned products from the store. It all started because I found out that I had a bacteria growing inside me when I was pregnant that could possibly be fatal to my unborn child during labor if I didn’t change something fast. My midwife put me on a no processed foods, no refined sugars or flours diet until it was time to give birth. Knowing that I put my child in jeopardy because of my diet really opened my eyes to all of the horrible ingredients used in processed foods and what they are doing to our bodies.

I bought a book called Nourishing Traditions that explained in further detail the ins and outs of processed foods and how to repair the damage done by a traditional American diet with whole foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, grass fed meats and dairy products, etc. and we have never gone back. By canning my own foods, I have been able to make foods for my family that I know are healthy, because I’m the one that chose the ingredients that went into the jars. It’s also oddly satisfying knowing that my family is eating food every night that I made. It really is easy once you learn how to do it. Let me show you!

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Pressure canning carrots in water. As I typically buy organic carrots, I do not peel them, only clean and chop them into small pieces. I only use pink Himalayan salt and boiling water as well because I do not want any preservatives in my canning products. This recipe will teach you how to prepare healthy food for your family. Pressure canning carrots in water. As I typically buy organic carrots, I do not peel them, only clean and chop them into small pieces. I only use pink Himalayan salt and boiling water as well because I do not want any preservatives in my canning products. This recipe will teach you how to prepare healthy food for your family.

First off, set up your canning station. You’ll need a pressure canner, a large pot of boiling water, pint jars, lids, rings, and canning supplies.

Pressure canning carrots in water. As I typically buy organic carrots, I do not peel them, only clean and chop them into small pieces. I only use pink Himalayan salt and boiling water as well because I do not want any preservatives in my canning products. This recipe will teach you how to prepare healthy food for your family. Pressure canning carrots in water. As I typically buy organic carrots, I do not peel them, only clean and chop them into small pieces. I only use pink Himalayan salt and boiling water as well because I do not want any preservatives in my canning products. This recipe will teach you how to prepare healthy food for your family.

On a cutting board to the side, wash and chop your carrots into small pieces. I buy my carrots organic from Sprouts, and so I don’t worry about peeling my carrots. There are a lot of nutrients in the peels.

Pressure canning carrots in water. As I typically buy organic carrots, I do not peel them, only clean and chop them into small pieces. I only use pink Himalayan salt and boiling water as well because I do not want any preservatives in my canning products. This recipe will teach you how to prepare healthy food for your family. Pressure canning carrots in water. As I typically buy organic carrots, I do not peel them, only clean and chop them into small pieces. I only use pink Himalayan salt and boiling water as well because I do not want any preservatives in my canning products. This recipe will teach you how to prepare healthy food for your family.

Remove any lids and rings still on the jars and fill them with carrots. Fill right up to the bottom of the neck of each jar and pack the carrots in tight. I have a wonderful helper at home to do this for me!

Pressure canning carrots in water. As I typically buy organic carrots, I do not peel them, only clean and chop them into small pieces. I only use pink Himalayan salt and boiling water as well because I do not want any preservatives in my canning products. This recipe will teach you how to prepare healthy food for your family. Pressure canning carrots in water. As I typically buy organic carrots, I do not peel them, only clean and chop them into small pieces. I only use pink Himalayan salt and boiling water as well because I do not want any preservatives in my canning products. This recipe will teach you how to prepare healthy food for your family.

Add a half a teaspoon of salt to each of your jars.

Pressure canning carrots in water. As I typically buy organic carrots, I do not peel them, only clean and chop them into small pieces. I only use pink Himalayan salt and boiling water as well because I do not want any preservatives in my canning products. This recipe will teach you how to prepare healthy food for your family. Pressure canning carrots in water. As I typically buy organic carrots, I do not peel them, only clean and chop them into small pieces. I only use pink Himalayan salt and boiling water as well because I do not want any preservatives in my canning products. This recipe will teach you how to prepare healthy food for your family.

And then add boiling water to each jar right up to the bottom of the neck of each jar. This is a good time to release any air bubbles that are stuck in your jars. You have a tool that came with your canning supplies or you can use a knife, sliding it along the inside of your jars all the way around.

Pressure canning carrots in water. As I typically buy organic carrots, I do not peel them, only clean and chop them into small pieces. I only use pink Himalayan salt and boiling water as well because I do not want any preservatives in my canning products. This recipe will teach you how to prepare healthy food for your family.  Pressure canning carrots in water. As I typically buy organic carrots, I do not peel them, only clean and chop them into small pieces. I only use pink Himalayan salt and boiling water as well because I do not want any preservatives in my canning products. This recipe will teach you how to prepare healthy food for your family.

Wipe the rims of each jar with a damp wash cloth to remove any liquid or debris and top each jar with a lid.

Pressure canning carrots in water. As I typically buy organic carrots, I do not peel them, only clean and chop them into small pieces. I only use pink Himalayan salt and boiling water as well because I do not want any preservatives in my canning products. This recipe will teach you how to prepare healthy food for your family. Pressure canning carrots in water. As I typically buy organic carrots, I do not peel them, only clean and chop them into small pieces. I only use pink Himalayan salt and boiling water as well because I do not want any preservatives in my canning products. This recipe will teach you how to prepare healthy food for your family.

Load all of your jars into your pressure canner with your jar lifter. My canner fits 9 pint jars at a time. You don’t want them to tough each other or the sides of the pressure canner while cooking. The pressure canner needs 3 quarts of water before you close it up.

Pressure canning carrots in water. As I typically buy organic carrots, I do not peel them, only clean and chop them into small pieces. I only use pink Himalayan salt and boiling water as well because I do not want any preservatives in my canning products. This recipe will teach you how to prepare healthy food for your family. Pressure canning carrots in water. As I typically buy organic carrots, I do not peel them, only clean and chop them into small pieces. I only use pink Himalayan salt and boiling water as well because I do not want any preservatives in my canning products. This recipe will teach you how to prepare healthy food for your family.

Lock the lid on your canner and turn the heat up to high heat, the setting right below the highest number. This is where it gets a little complicated. When the pressure builds up inside, it will start spewing out the top. When this happens, give it ten minutes to vent before putting on your weighted gauge. The air lock will pop up about halfway through this process.

Once the weighted gauge starts rocking, turn the heat down to around medium heat (though you want it to continue rocking at least slowly) and set your timer for 25 minutes. Once the time is over, turn off the heat and let the pressure canner depressurize on it’s own.

The air lock will go down when the pot it ready, but still only remove the weighted gauge at this point. Wait another ten minutes before removing the lid and pulling out the jars. When ready, use your jar lifter to put the jars to the side on a towel to cool down for 24 hours. You’ll know they have sealed when you hear them popping.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: 9 pints of carrots

Ingredients

  • 1 (5lb) bag whole carrots
  • 4.5 teaspoons pink Himalayan salt
  • about 9 cups boiling water

Instructions

  1. Set out your canning station. You’ll need a pressure canner, a large pot of boiling water, pint jars, lids, rings, and canning supplies.
  2. Wash and chop you carrots into small pieces.
  3. Fill each of your pint jars with carrot pieces up to the bottom of the neck of each jar.
  4. Tamp down your jars to really pack your carrots in and refill back to the top if necessary.
  5. Add a half a teaspoon of salt to each of your jars.
  6. Pour boiling water over the top of each, filling to the bottom of the neck of each jar.
  7. Put on fresh lids and rings, being careful to tighten only to the point of the slightest resistance.
  8. Put all of your jars into the canner with your jar lifter.
  9. My 23 qt Presto canner only holds 9 pints. Be sure that they don’t touch each other or the sides of the canner during cooking.
  10. The canner will need 3 quarts of water int he bottom before you close it up.
  11. Put the lid on your canner and lock it in place. Turn the heat on your stove to high, but only to the setting just below the highest number.
  12. The pressure canner will need time to build up pressure. It took mine about 10 minutes. When you see the steam pouring out of the top vent, let it vent for 10 minutes before putting on the weighted gauge.
  13. Then when the weighted gauge starts rocking, turn the heat down to around medium (as long as your gauge keeps rocking) and set your timer for 25 minutes.
  14. When the time is up, don’t do anything but turn off the heat. The canner needs to depressurize on it’s own.
  15. The air lock with go down when the canner is ready, but just remove the weighted gauge. It still needs 10 minutes to cool before opening the lid.
  16. When it’s time, open the lid and remove your jars with your jar lifter. Set the jars on a towel to the side so they can cool for 24 hours.
  17. You’ll know they have sealed because you’ll hear them pop and the middle of the lid will lock down. If some of your jars don’t seal, you’ll need to put them in the fridge and use them within a few days.
  18. If more than 4 don’t seal, you can reprocess them, but first take off the lids and rings, make sure the water level is where it belongs, wipe the rim with a damp cloth and put a clean lid and ring back on before putting back in the canner and starting over.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 72
Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 17 g 6%
Sugar 9 g
Fiber 4 g 16%
Protein 1 g 2%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 120 mg 5%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Pressure canning carrots in water. As I typically buy organic carrots, I do not peel them, only clean and chop them into small pieces. I only use pink Himalayan salt and boiling water as well because I do not want any preservatives in my canning products. This recipe will teach you how to prepare healthy food for your family.

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Pressure canning is probably the most complicated part of canning. All veggies, meats and beans must be pressure canned though, so it’s a valuable skill to learn. Just make sure you start with the right materials from the beginning and you’ll be well on your way to pressure canning your own foods. If this still seems pretty complicated, not to worry! I am going to be publishing my free Canning Recipe book to be a companion to my Water Bath Canning and Pressure Canning ecourse that will explain every single step and detail, along with troubleshooting you can do to answer all of your questions about canning.

It’s going to be fun! I really enjoy canning myself and would love to share it with others. And if you’re worried about the cost, it’s relatively easy to find a good canning kit complete with the pot, the rack, and all of your canning supplies included at a great price on Amazon. In fact, here’s one now. Or, if you already have the pot and the stuff that you need, but only need a rack, here’s the one I bought. It’s hard not to share great products with you that could help you on your way to becoming a canner.

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Pressure canning carrots in water. As I typically buy organic carrots, I do not peel them, only clean and chop them into small pieces. I only use pink Himalayan salt and boiling water as well because I do not want any preservatives in my canning products. This recipe will teach you how to prepare healthy food for your family.

 


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