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General Freezing Information

Headspace to Allow Between Packed Food and Closure

Type of Pack Container with
wide top opening
Container with
narrow top opening
Pint Quart Pint Quart
Liquid Pack* ½ inch 1 inch ¾ inch 1 ½ inch
Dry Pack** ½ inch ½ inch ½ inch ½ inch
Juices ½ inch 1 inch 1½ inch 1½ inch

*Fruit packed in juice, sugar, syrup or water; crushed or pureéd fruit.

**Fruit or vegetable packed without added sugar or liquid.

This document was adapted from "So Easy to Preserve", 5th ed. 2006. Bulletin 989, Cooperative Extension Service, The University of Georgia, Athens. Revised by Elizabeth L. Andress. Ph.D. and Judy A. Harrison, Ph.D., Extension Foods Specialists.

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