Canning dehydrated eggs

Asked September 6, 2018, 10:09 PM EDT

I understand the dehydrating eggs is a question, but could you following drying, hot water bath eggs dried then powdered put in jar and help kill other bacteria as well as keeping them from moisture, and if so for how long to hot water bath

Multnomah County Oregon food safety home food preservation

1 Response

We do not recommend home preservers dehydrate eggs since there is no research based method developed that is safe for home preservation. Also canning it would not be safe or recommended. The reason is that eggs are low acid and when you can it you produce an anaerobic condition that could cause botulism toxin to develop. Even though the eggs are dry there is no assurance that there isn't some moisture left in them.

Commercially they use have more options and different equipment that we have for home food preservation.

If you have other food preservation questions you might like to call the OSU Food Preservation Hotline open M-F from 9 am-4pm until Mid October. Certified Master Food Preservers are available to answer your questions. The number is 1-800-354-7319.

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