Ball jar filled with fruit preserves in foreground with toast and jam in background

Maybe the pickle spear on the side of your burger plate brought back memories of your grandmother’s pickled cucumbers. Or the strawberry jam at the corner diner reminds you of your aunt’s homemade spread. By pressure canning and water bath canning with Ball® Jars, you can easily recreate those warm memories and delicious flavors at home.

Just one step beyond cooking, canning food involves processing food in closed glass Ball® canning jars at high temperatures. The heat interrupts natural spoilage by destroying food contaminants and, at the same time, removes air from the canning jars. As the jars cool, a vacuum seal forms to prevent recontamination.

Array of Ball jars on kitchen counter with preserved fruit and pickled vegetables
Ball jar being submerged in pot of water with safety tongs
  • Fruits and fruit juices
  • Jams and jellies
  • Salsas
  • Tomatoes
  • Pickles and relishes
  • Chutneys, sauces, pie fillings
  • Vinegars
  • Condiments
  • Meats
  • Poultry
  • Salsas
  • Vegetables
  • Chili
  • Seafood
One Ball jar of tomato sauce in focus among several other jars