Campden tablets for fruit preserving

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Campden tablets for fruit preserving

Post: #286888 OldGreyBeard
Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:03 pm

Has anyone tried preserving fruit using Campden tablets? This was the original purpose of them. They were originally known as "Campden fruit preserving tablets".

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Re: Campden tablets for fruit preserving

Post: #286889 Brewtrog
Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:20 pm

Never used them solely to preserve fruit, but I have (regularly) used them to sterilise fruit for brewing

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Re: Campden tablets for fruit preserving

Post: #286890 Green Aura
Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:26 pm

Sodium metabisulphite is a fairly common preservative in many foods. I rarely use it (in the form of Campden Tablets) except occasionally to make sure fermentation has stopped before bottling.

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Re: Campden tablets for fruit preserving

Post: #286891 ina
Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:38 pm

I don't see the point of going to the bother of preserving my own fruit - if it's then full of preservatives! Might as well buy stuff that's full of chemicals...

I often bottle fruit (or veg) in screw-top jars, even without sugar, and it keeps perfectly well. And no, I don't even use new tops. They just get sterilised with boiling water.
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