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Is it alright to process sweet spreads in simmering (180 degrees F.) water?


USDA now recommends that sweet spreads be processed in a boiling-water canner (212 degrees F.) for five minutes if you live at altitudes between 0 and 1000 feet. Above 1000 feet, process for 10 minutes.
 

 

Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia

 

 

 

 

 

Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009

 

 


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