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I have a question about black-eyed peas Options
#21 Posted : Wednesday, June 25, 2003 2:12:43 AM
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Streetlegal~ I use baking soda in dried beans and peas, and for saved seeds too. If it doesn''t kill the adult beetle it will kill the larvae. Water soluble, food safe too.
#22 Posted : Friday, June 27, 2003 1:09:20 AM
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Sorry, Andy, missed that one. Dry ice is used to pressureize the bottles with a gas that critters can''t live in.

#23 Posted : Friday, June 27, 2003 5:17:17 AM
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So do you dehydrate the peas put them in a regular old Mason-type jar and then put the lid on? Is this without heating the jar?

BTW: I can recall as a child not fulling understanding canning...I saw some of the jars with just a lid on it and some with the bad that pushed the lid down. I thought my grandmother just couldn''t afford proper lids. I didn''t realize you just used the band to seal the lid and moved it to the next jar. [:D]
#24 Posted : Friday, June 27, 2003 5:17:17 AM
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I'm asking this question on behalf of a friend of mine. He says that when he was young, he saw his father put a tablespoonful (or so) of a white powder in a cloth bag full of dried black-eyed peas.

The powder kept the vermin out of the peas. My friend would like to know what that powder was, or if there is some other way to keep dried peas "bug free".

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