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Do I need to sterilize glass jars before using them to preserve limes? How would I do that without shattering the glass? Thanks.

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  1. Use canning jars, like Ball or Kerr. They are designed to be boiled.

    Put jars in deep pot and cover them by an inch of water, then bring to a boil. A couple of minutes of simmer should do it.

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    1. re: nofunlatte

      Thanks. I live in Israel and I don't think they carry Ball or Kerr around here. I suppose I can ask around for generic canning jars though

      1. re: tichyek

        Boil the jars for 15 - 20 mins.

      2. re: nofunlatte

        When you fish them out of the water, drain the water out of the inside, and set them right side up on a clean towel and let them air dry. Don't dry them with a dish towel - that can introduce new contaminants.

        You should also boil the lids.