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Food Dehydrator Fan Location – Top, Bottom or Rear. Which is Best?

rear back mounted dehydrator fan

A food dehydrator mainly designed for drying the foods so that you can preserve them for the longer period. Most of you know that the food dehydrators do come with a fan but do you know that there are three different locations of the fan in the food dryer?

Well! You hear it right! There are three areas of the fan in the food dehydrator, i.e., top, bottom, and rear. All the three locations have their benefits and drawbacks. But the role of the fan in any form is to dehydrate the foods and disperse the heat evenly on all the trays of the dehydrator.

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Nutritional Value of Dehydrated Vegetables

It is true that dried vegetables are one of the best options that help us in staying healthy and fit throughout the whole day. Some people have a misconception in their mind that dried vegetables do not contain any useful minerals and vitamins, but this is not a correct fact. In fact, they consist of lots of nutritional content which is good for our human body.

We are not saying that dried vegetables have the same nutritional content which you get from the fresh vegetables, but still, it has them in the right quantity. During the time of dehydration process, while removing the water content from the food, few nutrients also get vanished or get reduced. But this does not mean such dried food is not healthy to eat.

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How to Properly Organize your Dehydrated Food

Opt for decluttering, when it comes to organizing your dehydrated food. Declutter food storage, getting rid of old or expired items and also get the advantage of eliminating the food you do not eat (1). After clearing out the old clutter, you will find it easier to get more room and this will free up space. To carry out these steps correctly, you need guidance, and that is what this article will attempt to do.

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Dehydrating Time & Temperature Guide: Fruits, Vegetables, Meat, Herbs, Spices & Leather

Food Dehydrators time and temperature guide

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.

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