The Q&A Archives: Canning Pickled Beets

Question: What causes the canned pickeled beets to turn gray after a few months?

Answer: According to the National Food Safety database web site, there are several possible reasons for clouding including possible yeast growth and spoilage (not safe!), or using table salt instead of pickling salt, or using hard water can also cause clouding. You might find their trouble shooting page helpful:

Here are their instructions for pickling, which you might also find helpful.

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