Well when I have a family that hates running out of them, uses them in smoothies, hot cereal, bread, and anything else they can think of I really don't like not having them around! But more than that, we found them for 20 cents a pound! THAT alone is reason enough! And they are so very easy to can. Today we did 17 pints and as long as the prices stay low I plan on doing more. Not sure how much more, I'm thinking maybe 13 or so more pints to make an even 30!
It takes about 28-32 medium size bananas to make 7 or 8 pints. Mash them well in heavy pan, add 2 teaspoons of lemon juice or citric acid and heat to boiling stirring constantly. Once it reaches the boiling point I turned off the heat, added the bananas to hot pint jars, sealed the jars with hot lids and put into boiling water bath for 15 minutes! I let the hard sit for 24 hours, then I take off ring cap, wash the jars and store away! So easy!