Mold and canned green beans

Asked December 3, 2013, 9:33 PM EST

I purchased a box of 30 pounds of fresh green beans so I could can them in my pressure canner. I found a few pockets of mold. I threw out the beans that had obvious mold on them. I washed the remainder and canned them. Do you think they are ok to eat? Or should I throw them away?

Boulder County Colorado

3 Responses

Your pressure canned beans should be safe to eat-the heat would destroy any remaining spoilage organisms.
Always good to check.
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Thank you!! It would be a shame to throw them away, especially after nearly 8 hours of work!

I understand. As you know, it is always best to use the freshest produce as possible for home canning but in this instance I would have done the same thing. Please refer to CSU Fact Sheet Canning Vegetables if you need any assistance with processing method or times.