Colloidal Silver for Canning and Food Preservation
by Angela Kaelin
Historically, from the time of the Roman Empire to the days of American pioneers heading westward across the prairie, silver has been used to preserve food and beverages.
Because of its well-known bactericidal and fungicidal qualities, silver was used to make cups, pitchers and storage containers to help preserve food, water, wine, vinegar and oils that would otherwise spoil easily from bacterial contamination.
What’s more, plates, bowls and eating utensils were frequently also made of silver. Sometimes silver coins were placed in storage containers to preserve food and water on long voyages.
Sadly, today most food processing companies rely on toxic chemicals and irradiation to preserve food when they could be using a safer, healthier and all-natural alternative.
Safe, Effective, Highly Beneficial
As a preservative, colloidal silver is not only extremely safe and highly effective, but it provides a number of powerful health benefits to the human body, including increased immunity and greater resistance to infection and disease.
That’s why colloidal silver remains to this day the perfect added preservative for canning, as well as for lengthening the shelf life of the foods in your refrigerator or on your kitchen counter.
Rules-of-Thumb for Using Colloidal Silver
in Food Canning and Preservation
Food Storage: Colloidal silver is the ideal food preservative to use whenever you are canning, freezing, pickling or making fruit preserves.
To prevent spoilage add 1 tablespoon of 10 ppm colloidal silver per quart when home-canning, especially if you’re using the boiling-water-bath method. Seal the lids as per usual.
Beverages: The general rule for long-term storage of beverages like tomato juice, vegetable juices and water is to add one ounce of 10 ppm colloidal silver per gallon, mix well and seal the lids as per usual.
Spoiled Food Is Wasted Money!
Letting food go to waste is a costly but unfortunate reality of life. However, you can easily use colloidal silver at home to preserve your food for longer periods of time.
For example, you can stretch your dollars by using colloidal silver to keep your fruits and vegetables fresh for significantly longer periods of time. Before refrigerating them, just soak them in a bowl consisting of one ounce of 10 ppm colloidal silver per quart of water. Or, simply use a pump spray bottle to lightly spray your fruits and veggies with 10 ppm colloidal silver before refrigeration.
Also, meat, dairy products and any other foods or beverages can be given a longer life by using colloidal silver to help preserve them. The simplest method is to spray them lightly with colloidal silver before refrigerating.
Here are some additional examples of how you can use colloidal silver to make your food last a few days or more longer, with and without refrigeration:
According to another internet source, an experiment was performed in which a small amount of colloidal silver was added to a cup of milk, which was then left on the kitchen countertop at room temperature. The same amount of milk was added to a 'control' cup and placed next to the silver-laced milk. The control milk would spoil and sour after 24 to 36 hours, while the samples with added colloidal silver would last between 3 to 9 days, unspoiled.
In short, colloidal silver can extend the edible life of almost any dish or beverage you prepare, including soups, stews, salads, teas and more.
While colloidal silver won't make your foods and beverages last forever (because its antibacterial qualities slowly degrade over time when it comes into contact with other substances), it can significantly help slow the growth of harmful bacteria and make food and drink last longer in or out of the refrigerator.
Pint bottles of colloidal silver should be stored as part of every home emergency preparedness kit.
When you're in need of safe, purified water in an emergency, add an ounce of your stored colloidal silver per gallon to unpurified water and shake it well. Leave it sit overnight before drinking.
Common Sense Health Alternative
Colloidal silver is the common sense, healthy and money-saving way to preserve and store food -- for both the long and short-term.
Just remember the basic rule of adding approximately one tablespoon of colloidal silver per quart of solid or liquid that you plan to preserve or store.
As you begin experimenting with the use of colloidal silver for this purpose, you're sure to find many other ways to use colloidal silver to preserve food, prevent waste and save money.
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