NEW eBook Review
Plan ahead before you dehydrate. Preparation of foods is one of the most important steps in dehydrating. And once you know the key information, you will have success every time! Most foods are sliced into thin pieces to speed the drying the drying process and to prevent case hardening,
To prevent some produce from oxidizing or turning brown, you will need to dip them into a pre-treating solution before dehydrating. Pre-treatment is not necessary, but may improve color. Immediately after slicing, place produce in your pretreating solution. Make sure all sides are dipped, sprayed, or brushed with the solution.
Learn how to:
- Cleaning food properly,
- Cut produce for best results,
- Blanch vegetables and why,
- Acidify Fruits and why,
- Process thick-skinned fruit like grapes, blueberries, cranberries, etc.,
- Prevent case hardening,
- Prevent oxidation.
We make it easy for you to succeed!
Colleen E. Bohrer, author
Preparing Foods for Dehydration—Pretreatments and More
From the archives of 21st Century Simple Living
Publication date: August 18, 2017
To order, click here: NEW! eBooks from 21st Century Simple Living!