The Preservation of Fishery Products for Food

The Preservation of Fishery Products for Food

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...the dissolution of the salt caused by tho moisture in the fish. The addition of newly made pickle not only interferes with the curing process going on in the barrel, but, as already stated, as effectually destroys the natural qualities of the herring as soaking in water, or the action of the sun's rays acting through the medinm of water. We therefore consider that the practice of washing and soaking herring in water and of adding newly made pickle to newly packed herring should be strictly prohibited. Having already described the Scottish method of curing and packing herrings, and having expressed our opinion of that system as being entirely adapted to the curing of herrings on our Atlantic coasts, we feel convinced that its general adoption and its legal enforcement would, in a very short time, give Canadian herrings a very high standard and character in the markets in which they are now held in very low estimation. Wo have given this subject our best consideration, and so convinced are we of the vital importance of proper curing and protection from sun and rain, that wo wonld again urge that every diligence and care bo exercised in these respects, as well as to the quality, selection, and separation of the fish in the first instance. It is most desirable that the fish, especially during the hot season, should be handled and shifted as little as possible, as every time they are turned over they part with a portion of the scales and become softer and softer, more flabby, and less ready to absorb the salt. In the matter of packing pickled herrings for the purpose of repacking into small packages, very great care should be taken to have the fish of the best quality in every respect. In Holland and Scotland, as we have shown, "fulls" and...show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236559347
  • 9781236559340