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Preserving Food Safely - 01600324


  Whole  or halves.  Grapes are best frozen with syrup,  but
grapes  to be used for juice or jelly can be frozen  without

  Select  firm-ripe grapes with tender skins and full  color
and  flavor.  Wash and stem.  Leave seedless  grapes  whole;
cut table grapes with seeds in half and remove seeds.       

  Unsweetened pack                                          
  Pack  into  containers without sweetening.  Leave 1/2 inch
headspace.  Seal, label and freeze.                         

  Syrup  Pack                                               
  Pack  into  containers  and  cover  with cold  40- percent
syrup  (1 cup  water  to  2/3 cup  sugar).  Leave  1/2  inch
headspace.  Seal, label and freeze.                         

  For  beverages, select as  for  whole  grapes.   For jelly
making, select as recommended in specific jelly recipe.     
  Wash, stem, and crush grapes.  Strain them through a jelly
bag.   Let juice stand overnight in a refrigerator or  other
cool  place  while sediment sinks to the bottom.   Pour  off
clear juice for freezing.                                   
  Pour  juice  into  containers, leaving  headspace.   Seal,
label  and freeze.                                          
  If  tartrate  crystals form in frozen juice, they  may  be
removed by straining the juice after it thaws.              

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