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Name: Nick G.
Status: Student
Age: 20s
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Date: January 2004

I was wondering if liquor can be used as a preservative for fruit, say if you canned fruit and filled the can with liquor before sealing the container.

Yes, depending upon the type of fruit and/or the alcohol content of the final mix liquor, because it contains ethanol can be used as a preservative.

Vince Calder

The most effective concentration of ethanol for killing bacteria is 70%--so yes, it is possible to preserve fruit in this manner.

Jeannine M. Durdik
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

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