How Can I Best Preserve Red Chili Sauce or Paste?

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Q: We love to make our own chili sauce and red chili paste (especially now that we get a lot of red chilies from the garden). The only thing is that it goes bad pretty fast. We’ve started freezing it but it influences the taste.

Is there something we can add to preserve it? I’ve heard something about vitamin C. What do you know about it?

Sent by Jolanda

Editor: I have never preserved chili sauce so I don’t have a good answer for you, but I do think that if the acid levels are high enough you should be able to water bath can it.

Readers, any advice?

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