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                     CANNING FRESH LIMA BEANS (SHELLED)
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetables                       Legumes
                 Canning
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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   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.
   
   ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ  ÿ * USDA Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 539
   (rev. 1994) * Meal-Master format courtesy of Karen
   Mintzias
  
 
 
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