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       Title: Canning Fresh Lima Beans (Shelled)
  Categories: Vegetables, Legumes, Canning
       Yield: 1 text
  
  
   Quantity: An average of 28 pounds is needed percanner load of 7 quarts;
   an average of 18 pounds is needed per canner load of 9 pints. A bushel
   weighs 32 pounds and yields 6 to 10 quarts-- an average of 4 pounds per
   quart.
   
   Quality: Select well-filled pods with green seeds. Discard
   insect-damaged and diseased seeds.
   
   Procedure: Shell beans and wash thoroughly.
   
   Hot pack--Cover beans with boiling water and heat to boil. Fill jars
   loosely, leaving 1-inch headspace.
   
   Raw pack--Fill jars with raw beans. Do not press or shake down.
   
   Small beans--leave 1-inch of headspace for pints and 1-1/2 inches for
   quarts.
   
   Large beans--leave 1-inch of headspace for pints and 1-1/4 inches for
   quarts.
   
   Add 1 teaspoon of salt per quart to the jar, if desired. Add boiling
   water, leaving the same headspace listed above.
   
   Adjust lids and process using the recommendations in Table 1 or Table 2
   according to the method of canning used.
   Table 1. Recommended process time for Lima Beans in a dial-gauge
   pressure canner.
   
   Style of Pack: Hot and Raw.  Jar Size: Pints, Quarts.
   Process Time: 40 minutes for Pints, 50 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 Lima Beans in a weighted-gauge
   pressure canner.
   
   Style of Pack: Hot and Raw.  Jar Size: Pints, Quarts.
   Process Time: 40 minutes for Pints, 50 minutes for Quarts.
   Canner Pressure (PSI) at Altitudes of 0 - 1,000 ft: 10 lb.
                                     Above 1,000 ft: 15 lb.
   
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   * USDA Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 539 (rev. 1994)
   * Meal-Master format courtesy of Karen Mintzias
  
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