Monday, April 9, 2018
Rationed Canned Goods
Sarah Sundin posted another item in her "Make It Do" series of life on the home front in World War II. Processed food was rationed during WWII not only because the military needed the food, it needed the tin in which the food was stored. As a result, canning was an important way for households to preserve food they had grown in their Victory Gardens, and thus save tin and ration points. I've always wondered why it is called "canning," when I have never seen cans used. Home preserved food is kept in jars. Perhaps it sounded weird to say that one was "jarring."