How to preserve food for longer with one of the oldest and simplest procedures that will allow you to save it and take advantage of its benefits without losing quality.

How to preserve food in glass jars

The pickled foods (pickling in English) is one of the oldest methods of conservation and has been used by almost every culture. The term ” pickle” comes from the Dutch word “pekel”, which means brine / pickle.

Makes sense. It is very simple and affordable and the addition of pickled vegetables really adds to the flavor of many dishes. Here is the prescription:

Ingredients: for two medium glass jars

  • 1.5 cups of water.
  • 1.5 cups of organic white vinegar.
  • 4 cloves of garlic cut in half.
  • 3 tablespoon of sea ​​salt .
  • 3 tablespoon unrefined organic sugar.
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of cloves.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of allspice.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper.

To make pickles also add 1/4 teaspoon of dill or 2 sprigs of fresh dill


  1. Bring the water and vinegar to a boil and add the salt and sugar. Stir until dissolved.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium and add all the spices leaving out the garlic (and dill). Let the spices soak in the marinade for 10 minutes.
  3. While the spices are soaking, chop up the onions, jalapenos, cucumbers, or whatever ingredients you want to pickle.
  4. Stuff them firmly in a mason jar with 2 cloves of garlic, chopped in half. Add the dill at this point, as well if necessary.
  5. Strain the spices from the liquid with a slotted spoon or strainer and pour into the jars almost to the brim. Seal quickly, being careful as the glass heats up, and reserve overnight.
  6. Move to the fridge / refrigerator and enjoy them after letting them sit for at least 48 hours and up to 3 months, although they never last that long.

Are you about to start your business? this is a good idea to start it alone or in partnership. Make your own canning jars and start offering them for sale; It is also a good gift idea. What are you waiting for, you can be self-sufficient in many ways!

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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