Posted: 17/07/2015 at 22:43
Most veg, runner beans, courgettes, peas, french beans, potatoes, onions etc are ideal candidates for soups. If you are looking to store nutritional value in a compact freezer space without the use of huge quantities of salt then freezing soup is the way to go.
For many fruits such as black/red/whitecurrants, gooseberries, raspberries and other smaller fruit, jams and jellies are the way to go for nutritional value. They last a year or more with almost no nutritional value loss.
Combine the two and you are well on the way to living on your own produce through winter.
If you are really serious about self-sufficiency then i would suggest that you look at potatoes and apples which can be stored in cool, dark conditions in their whole state if you choose the correct varieties.
Drying legumes also involves no salt and they can last almost indefinitely if stored correctly. Along with potatoes and apples they can provide the roughage which is necessary for a good diet.