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                      CANNING SPINACH AND OTHER GREENS
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetables                       Canning
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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   Quantity: An average of 28 pounds is needed per canner
   load of 7 quarts; an average of 18 pounds is needed
   per canner load of 9 pints. A bushel weighs 18 pounds
   and yields 3 to 9 quarts--an average of 4 pounds per
   quart.
   
   Quality: Can only freshly harvested greens. Discard
   any wilted, discolored, diseased, or insect-damaged
   leaves. Leaves should be tender and attractive in
   color.
   
   Procedure: Wash only small amounts of greens at one
   time. Drain water and continue rinsing until water is
   clear and free of grit. Cut out tough stems and
   midribs. Place 1 pound of greens at a time in
   cheesecloth bag or blancher basket and steam 3 to 5
   minutes or until well wilted. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt
   to each quart jar, if desired. Fill jars loosely with
   greens and add fresh boiling water, leaving 1-inch
   headspace.
   
   Adjust lids and process following the recommendations
   in Table 1 and Table 2.
   
   Table 1. Recommended process time for Spinach and
   Other Greens in a dial-gauge pressure canner.
   
   Style of Pack: Hot.  Jar Size: Pints, Quarts.
   Process Time: 70 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 Spinach and
   Other Greens in a weighted-gauge pressure canner.
   
   Style of Pack: Hot.  Jar Size: Pints, Quarts.
   Process Time: 70 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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