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A Guide To Pressure Canning

Updated September 19, 2023
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Claudia Botzet

SDSU Extension Nutrition Field Specialist

Review and Revision: Claudia Botzet, SDSU Extension Nutrition Field Specialist

Translated by: Abigail Lambert, former SDSU Extension Food Preservation Intern

Original Publication: 2018 – Megan Erickson, former SDSU Extension Nutrition Field Specialist.

Pressure canners may have a weighted-gauge or dial-gauge, for indicating and regulating the pressure during processing. Pressure canning is the method used for preserving low-acid foods.

To learn more about safe pressure canning practices, watch our How to Use a Pressure Canner video!