Frozen Lima Beans Grades and Standards

Grades of Frozen Lima Beans

  1. U.S. Grade A is the quality of frozen lima beans that possess similar varietal characteristics; that possess a good flavor; that are tender; that possess a good color; that are practically free from defects; and that score not less than 90 points when scored in accordance with the scoring system outlined in this subpart.

  2. U.S. Grade B is the quality of frozen lima beans that possess similar varietal characteristics; that possess a good flavor; that are reasonably tender; that possess a reasonably good color; that are reasonably free from defects; and that score not less than 80 points when scored in accordance with the scoring system outlined in this subpart.

  3. U.S. Grade C is the quality of frozen lima beans that possess similar varietal characteristics; that possess a fairly good flavor; that are fairly tender; that possess a fairly good color; that are fairly free from defects; and that score not less than 70 points when scored in accordance with the scoring system outlined in this subpart.

  4. Substandard is the quality of frozen lima beans that fail to meet the requirements of U.S. Grade C.

Color Standard

Color Standards for Frozen Lima Beans.

Inspection Aid

Inspection Aid 106 Universal Sizer Link.

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