How to Achieve Good Dehydrated Food Quality

Start with the best produce to get the best dried foods √ Start with the fresh produce in your garden or choose organic, non-GMO foods from the grocery store or farmer’s markets if you can afford them. Look for foods that are free of blemishes. √ Use the best fruit… Read more“How to Achieve Good Dehydrated Food Quality”

How to Dehydrate Chicken Safely

For Shredded, Chunks or Jerky—2 Methods for all Poultry According to the latest safety data, Poultry (chicken, turkey, geese, ducks, etc.) should be thoroughly cooked before dehydrating. Current testing shows that properly COOKED poultry infected by avian viruses such as H5N1 present no bird flu risk for consumers from properly… Read more“How to Dehydrate Chicken Safely”

How-To: Dehydrating Marshmallows

Marshmallows, when dehydrated, make yummy snacking treats for both young and older kids. Use them in hot cocoa, cereals (both hot and cold), and baking too! The marshmallows, when dehydrated, will be crunchy, like the marshmallow in Lucky Charms® Cereal or the Swiss Miss® Hot Chocolate Mix Packets. Just an… Read more“How-To: Dehydrating Marshmallows”

When is it Fully Dehydrated?

Answers to everyone’s question, “How long will it take to dehydrate?” Using a food dehydrator is one of those kitchen activities that’s part cooking, part science project. With a gentle blast of warm air, you can turn slices of fresh fruits and vegetables into crispy, crunchy, vitamin-packed snacks. However, it… Read more“When is it Fully Dehydrated?”

What CAN You Dehydrate at Home?

For the HOME dehydrator, there are many options available in foods you can dehydrate. Although you can dehydrate just about anything, shelf stability and SAFETY are key to deciding what I will put my work and time into. After much research and experimenting, I have found that I am most successful… Read more“What CAN You Dehydrate at Home?”

Food Stuck to Dehydrator Trays?

Learn how to prevent—or solve—this problem Do you have trouble getting your dehydrated foods off the trays? Food high in sugars can be the worse to remove from our trays when dry. Try these simple hacks. _____________________________________ To Preventing Sticking: √ Do not slice your food or spread too thin…. Read more“Food Stuck to Dehydrator Trays?”

Using Fruit Powders to Tenderize Meat

All-natural, Tasty, and Easy to Use Are you forever on the hunt for a clever way to improve the texture of a cheap cut of meat? Are you sensitive to the effects of MSG or just prefer not to use it? Then natural fruit powders are your answer. You can… Read more“Using Fruit Powders to Tenderize Meat”

What is Case Hardening?

Why is understanding Case Hardening important? As moisture is removed from fruits, meat, or vegetables, their cellular structure begins to collapse and the cells become smaller. The result of this is the shrinking of the product as it dries. If the heat is too high, in hopes of a faster… Read more“What is Case Hardening?”