Cleaning dehydrator trays is something that most people don’t look forward to because it’s a hard and messy job to clean off the food residue from the trays. Often, people clean these trays but they’re not able to get them completely clean and there is food residue stuck to the trays. This food residue not only makes the next batch of food taste of the previous batch, but the presence of external food particles also makes the dehydration process longer.
When it comes to dehydrating, one of the most common questions people have is about the dehydrating times and temperatures for various foods. There is no single answer to this question as there are various factors that can affect the dehydrating time and different kinds of foods often need to be dehydrated at varying temperatures.Continue reading
Backpacking is a great way to spend some time in the lap of nature. One of the most important things while going backpacking is to take nutritious meals with you. You won’t find eateries or restaurants when you’re out on a trail or camping in a forest, but you can always carry ingredients that can be cooked easily with very few supplies.
Another important aspect of backpacking is to avoid carrying too much weight which is why carrying ingredients for regular meals doesn’t make sense. In such cases, dehydrated foods, dried ingredients and snacks come up as the best option for backpackers who want to eat nourishing and filling meals while they’re trekking or going on a trail.Continue reading
Lots of people might have become health conscious these days, but still, they prefer eating fresh fruits and vegetables instead of dried food. Can you tell why does this happen? Do dehydrated foods lose their nutritional value?
Well! Yes, you are thinking right. The fresh foods have more nutritional value than the dried food, and it is correct to some extent also. When you dehydrate food in the food dryer or through some conventional way, some of the valuable nutrients and minerals of the food gets vanished or reduced.Continue reading
If you are a hiker or a camper then, a deer jerky should be the most favorite and beloved food which you carry along on your journey. The main reason for such love for the deer jerky can be its ease of preparing, lightweight and rapid to eat. You can cook the jerky in different styles which suit your particular taste.
Do you know that the deer jerky is also one of the best survival foods which possess a longer shelf life?Continue reading
Dehydrating food has become a necessity, if you want to store food items for the long term. Preservation is the easiest and most affordable way to preserve the flavor of foods. So, how do you go about dehydrating food for long term storage? The key is to remove moisture from the food so mold, bacterial growth and yeast cannot thrive. Dehydration should also be carried out to ensure that the nutritional content of food is preserved. This enhances its longevity too.
Do you like to go on traveling or mountaineering very often? Are there any survival foods which you carry along? Well! There are so many different types of foods that can take along with you ate the time of camping or hiking, and dehydrated jerky is also one of them.
A dehydrated jerky, if dried-out perfectly then it can be stored for a couple of years without any problem. In fact, it is a very healthy snack to consume as compared to the other forms of dried food.Continue reading
Buying a dehydrator means trying to choose from a wide range of brands and models available in the market. But if you’re looking for high quality and reliable dehydrators, you can never go wrong with well known brands like LEM and Excalibur. In this article, we are going to discuss and compare the features and models of the dehydrators made by these two companies and figure out which dehydrators offer the best value for money. You can read through the article to find out more about the features and specifications that make the dehydrators from these two brands the best in the market.Continue reading
Dehydrated food is a favorite with many people for a variety of reasons. One of the major factors that go in favor of dehydrated food is that it can be stored for a long duration of time without getting spoiled. Dehydrating enthusiasts dry all kinds of fruits, meats, and vegetables for storage and later consumption. There are several unique ways in which food can be dried and stored. Also, if properly prepared and stored, it maintains its taste for many weeks and even months without the need of adding any preservatives.
Even with all these positive points going in favor or dehydrated food, there are certain disadvantages associated with dehydrated food as well. To better understand these negative points, let’s look take an in-depth look into dehydrated foods and different kinds of disadvantages associated with these.Continue reading
How long a particular food should be dehydrated is the most asked question for any beginner and intermediate dehydrator users. If you want to try out the latest fruit leather recipe or make beef jerky at home, read on to know more about complete dehydrating times for different types of food.
If you are looking for maintenance of nutrition in food, and preventing its enzymes from dissipating, dehydrating food is the best solution. Enzymes or protein molecules which add nutritive value to food are preserved if the dehydrator is used. While some dehydrators such as the Ronco brand take days to dehydrate food, others like the Nesco model with Converga-Flow patented technology dehydrate items in hours. So you save a lot of time.Continue reading