Canning & Pickling Hints

Use these helpful hints when preparing your favorite canned or pickled foods. 

  • Use only Morton® Canning & Pickling Salt when canning & pickling vegetables, since table salt tends to leave a sediment in the bottom of the jar. 
  • Can only good quality, fresh foods.
  • Use recommended containers and lids, and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Use vinegar of 5 or 6 percent acidity.
  • Carefully examine jars for nicks or cracks. Chipped rims prevent a good seal, and cracked jars may break during processing.
  • Wash food and utensils thoroughly before processing.
  • Make sure your pressure gauge is accurate before processing.
  • Make sure finished jars are firmly sealed with no leaks.