Another benefit to homegrown and home-preserved foods is the nutritional value. I don't have all the nutritional information on the foods I have grown, gathered, or foraged and preserved, but I do know that the foods I grow have never been sprayed with chemicals. I have harvested when they are ripe and preserved the food at their peak. I do not add preservatives or artificial flavoring (or the so-called "natural" flavoring) to my food before it is canned. The flavor is also a huge benefit, you just can't beat homegrown, home preserved and homemade food.
Sense of Home / Homemade Living
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