Daily Bulldog shares Extension updates about safe preservation of peaches, elderberries

The Daily Bulldog posted a University of Maine Cooperative Extension media release announcing recent U.S. Department of Agriculture research indicates freezing is the only recommended method of preserving white-fleshed peach varieties. The USDA and Extension’s canning recipes for peaches are only safe when using the yellow-fleshed variety. More information is available here. USDA research also indicates elderberries (Sambucus spp.) and their juice are low in acid and cannot be safely used in USDA- or UMaine Extension-recommended recipes that have been tested with other berries naturally high in acid, such as blueberries or blackberries. More information is available here, as well as on the Extension food preservation website, or by calling 207.581.3188, or 800.287.0274 (in Maine). The Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel also shared the release.