7 Simple Steps to Delicious Canned Food

Canning Steps

Have you ever wondered how food gets inside the can? The process actually follows the same simple steps home canners have used for generations:


Pick food at peak ripeness, flavor and quality


Wash with water


For Produce: Peel, trim, core, slice, chop and blanch, as necessary. For Dried Beans: Hydrate the dried beans and then blanch quickly in boiling water followed by a brief cold water bath


Fill the can with food, liquid (water, juice), plus any seasonings if needed


Close and seal the lid


Heat quickly to a precise temperature for an exact amount of time


Cool quickly

Our downloadable infographic details the simple process that delivers food from the farm to the can to tables around the world.