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Preparing Food for Canning  Item Number: preparing-food-for-canning



During the canning process, each food has a specific amount of time at which it must be cooked in order to be safe.  These times are from the USDA's "The Complete Guide to Home Canning".

    Processing Time (Minutes)
240 Degrees F
Vegetable  

Pints

Quarts


 
     
Asparagus  

30

40

Beans, Lima  

40

50

Beans, Green   

20

25

Beets  Hot Pack Only 

30

35

Carrots (sliced or diced)  

25

30

Corn, Cream Style  

85

Not Recommended

Corn, Whole Kernel  

85

85

Greens Hot Pack Only

70

90

Mushrooms Hot Pack Only

40

Not Recommended

Peas   

40

Not Recommended

Peppers Hot Pack Only

35

Not Recommended

Potatoes Hot Pack Only

35

40

Potatoes, Sweet Hot Pack Only

65

90

Pumpkin Hot Pack Only

55

90






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