Dehydrators are a great tool for preserving the natural
taste and freshness of everything you have worked so hard to grow.
gardener delights in a productive garden. We encourage you to continue that enjoyment all year round.Dehydration is one of the fastest, easiest and most energy efficient ways to
make healthy snacks and preserve herbs and foods from the orchard or garden for storage.
Increase the capacity of your dehydrator with additional trays.
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Drying preserves food by removing 80 to
90 percent of the
water. Destructive microorganisms can't thrive without moisture and
find the more highly concentrated sugar and acid environment
Home dried foods shrink to one-sixth to one-third of their original
depending on the food. The following fruits are good candidates for
drying: apples, bananas, apricots, cherries, figs, grapes, plums,
and pears. Vegetables that may be successfully dried include corn, lima
beans, snap beans, celery, carrots, herbs, mushrooms, peppers, pumpkin,
sweet potatoes, and tomatoes, although tomatoes can be tricky. Dried
Jerky is possibly the favorite dehydrated snack food and is by all
most economical done at home. All dried
foods should be stored in a cool, dark place in tightly covered
and checked periodically for spoilage. Keeping time for dried fruits
and vegetables is up to three or four years, although as with other
nutritional value is highest during the first year after processing.
Be sure to label your food and date it. The most energy efficient
preserving food is dehydration.