Salt in Canned Tomatoes

Asked August 27, 2013, 5:28 PM EDT

Is it mandatory to put salt in your tomatoes when you can them?

Lane County Oregon

1 Response

Salt is only for flavor, not a safety issue, so you can leave it out or use as little or much as you like. Acidifying the tomatoes with either bottled lemon juice or citric acid is for safety (lemon juice 1T/pt. or 2 T/qt. or citric acid 1/4 tsp./pt or 1/2 tsp./qt.).