Canning peas is so easy to do! While I really don’t care for the taste of store bought canned peas, I really enjoy canning my own. They taste so much better! Keep reading to see how to can own peas, you’ll never go back to store bought again.
Supplies Needed For Canning Peas
Pressure Canning Peas Safely and Easily
Canning peas isn’t hard or difficult but there is one very important thing you need to know before you start canning them. Peas are a low acid vegetable because of this they can not be safely water bath canned. To can peas and other vegetables you must use a pressure canner.
Don’t worry pressure canners really aren’t hard to use at all. You just need to follow some basic safety rules. I’ve been pressure canning for years with no problems so give it a try you won’t regret it!
Select pea pods that contain young, tender and sweet peas. As you’re sorting your peas make sure to toss any pods that are diseased.
Shell your peas and rinse them well. After rinsing pack the peas into your canning jars and cover with water leaving 1 inch of headspace. If you are using salt to help preserve the flavour and color add 1/2 tsp. of salt per pint jar or 1 tsp. of salt per quart jar.
Run your spatula around the edge of the jar to remove any air bubbles and place the lids on. Process your canned peas pint or quart jars in a pressure canner for 40 minutes at 10 pounds pressure up to 1,000 feet elevation. If you live over 1,000 feet use 15 pounds of pressure.
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