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Is it OK to home can hummingbird food? It would be in sterile jars and lids. Then it would be processed in a water bath for 10 minutes. Would this change the nectar in anyway? Thanks in advance for any help.
Canning should not make a difference in quality; freezing also. The correct ratio for water to sugar is 4:1.
I think it would be fine. It would be just like canning fruit, except no fruit in the jars, just sugar syrup.
As you state, the ratio is 4:1 but I do believe it is 4 C. of sugar to 1 C. of water. Not the other way around as your post reads. Correct me if I am wrong, please.
The correct ratio of sugar to water is 1 cup sugar to 4 to 5 cups of water.