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               CANNING DRIED BEANS OR PEAS (SHELLED), ALL VA
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetables                       Legumes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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   Quantity: An average of 5 pounds is needed per canner
   load of 7 quarts; an average of 3-1/4 pounds is needed
   per canner load of 9 pints--an average of 3/4 pounds
   per quart.
   
   Quality: Select mature, dry seeds. Sort out and
   discard discolored seeds.
   
   Procedure: Place dried beans or peas in a large pot
   and cover with water. Soak 12 to 18 hours in a cool
   place. Drain water. To quickly hydrate beans, you may
   cover sorted and washed beans with boiling water in a
   saucepan. Boil 2 minutes, remove from heat, soak 1
   hour and drain. Cover beans soaked by either method
   with fresh water and boil 30 minutes. Add 1/2 teaspoon
   of salt per pint or 1 teaspoon per quart to the jar,
   if desired. Fill jars with beans or peas and cooking
   water, leaving 1-inch headspace.
   
   Adjust lids and process as recommended in Table 1 or
   Table 2 according to the method of canning used.
   
   Table 1. Recommended process time for Beans or Peas in
   a dial-gauge pressure canner.
   
   Style of Pack: Hot.  Jar Size: Pints, Quarts.
   Process Time: 75 minutes for Pints, 90 minutes for
   Quarts. Canner Pressure (PSI) at Altitudes of 0 -
   2,000 ft: 11 lb.
                                   2,001 - 4,000 ft: 12
   lb.
                                   4,001 - 6,000 ft: 13
   lb.
                                   6,001 - 8,000 ft: 14
   lb.
   
   Table 2. Recommended process time for Beans or Peas in
   a weighted-gauge pressure canner.
   
   Style of pack: Hot.   Jar Size: Pints, Quarts.
   Process Time: 75 minutes for Pints, 90 minutes for
   Quarts. Canner pressure (PSI) at Altitudes of 0 -
   1,000 ft: 10 lb.
                                     Above 1,000 ft: 15
   lb.
   
   ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ  ÿ * USDA Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 539
   (rev. 1994) * Meal-Master format courtesy of Karen
   Mintzias
  
 
 
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