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Food Safety & Preservation

Latest food safety and preservation information from Cook County Extension

Drying Tomatoes

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Some Illinoisans are wanting to sun dry their own tomatoes in an effort to replicate the products offered in the grocery store. Unfortunately, sun drying fruits and vegetables in Illinois is not recommended.  According to Jananne Finck, Nutrition and Wellness Educator with University of Illinois Extension, Springfield...

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Bell Peppers: Using Fresh or Freezing at Home

Posted by Ron Wolford -

One of the most popular peppers in the United States is the bell pepper. According to Jananne Finck, nutrition and wellness educator with University of Illinois Extension, Springfield Center, peppers are available in a variety of colors. They can be green, red, yellow, orange, brown or purple, depending on the variety and ripeness. When analyzing the nutrient content, one large green bell...

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