If there is one thing that all dehydrating enthusiasts dislike, it is food sticking to dehydrator trays. Not only does it lead to wastage of dried food, it is also irritating because the dried food is difficult to get off from the trays. People who dehydrate a lot of food often wonder how to keep food from sticking to dehydrator trays.
Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast drying large amounts of jerky when hiking or backpacking or you’re a housewife looking to dry surplus product for next season, you must have faced the problem of food sticking to dehydrator trays. When you’re drying in bulk, food getting stuck to sheets means wastage of food as well as your time spend in preparing the food.
What you with your surplus food which left in your kitchen? Throw them away or dehydrate them for the future use?
Well! Dehydrating food is a useful way to preserve foods like fruits, vegetables, spices and herbs for the later use. You can stock your dried food for several months. In fact, it also benefits in stopping the wastage of the food.
Do you use a food dehydrator for drying food?
It is true that almost all types of foods including herbs, spices, vegetables, and fruits can dry in a food dehydrator and eggplants also included in that list. You can use the dried eggplant in making some yummy and delicious recipes.
Some people do not like the eggplants in the dried form as its color changes when you rehydrate them. But this is an individual choice for sure. If you have a garden in your home in which lots of eggplants are grown then, drying them in the food dryer is the best option. Using an electric food dehydrator for drying eggplants is much better way than the sun drying to avoid any spoilage.Continue reading
There are lots of things which we can dry in a food dehydrator. But do you know that we can also dry honey in the food dehydrator?
Yes, you heard it right. Honey can also get dry, and it tastes quite yummy. Usually, we use honey in most of our recipes for sweetening purposes. Honey is one of the best sources of energy that improves your immune system also and the same benefit it offers when consuming in the dried form.
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.Continue reading
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.
Nuts and seeds are great when eaten on their own, but when you dehydrate nuts and seeds, you can give them a crunchy texture that’s even more delicious. Some of the most popular dehydrated nuts are pecan nuts. Pecan nuts are used in a wide range of recipes and once you dehydrate these, the flavor of these nuts becomes even more delicious and these can be used for making all kinds of delicious and savory treats like pies, cookies, cakes, salads and just about anything.
Bananas are one of the most wholesome foods that contain a wide range of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. A popular snack, bananas can be made even better when they’re dehydrated as chips or fruit leather to be consumed at a later date. Bananas are a nutritious source of vitamins and minerals and dehydrating bananas is a simple process that can give you a unique and flavorsome snack.
With a good dehydrator in your kitchen, you can dehydrate large batches of bananas to keep them as a snack for traveling, hiking or vacations. What’s more, you can also rehydrate the bananas to make delicious snacks like pudding.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.Continue reading
Dried herbs have a lot of value for any purpose. Whether you need dried herbs for cooking or medicinal purpose, correctly storing this food item is important. Dried herbs are the key ingredient in so many different herb preparations such as infused oils, tinctures, and herbal teas. While putting together a herbal apothecary, dried herbs must be stored with care. The main obstacles to efficiently storing dried herbs are oxidation, moisture, sunlight, the time duration of storage and heat. Different herbs have different periods of time for which they may be retained. Some parts of the herb lose their potency faster. For example, flowers and leaves of dried herbal plants lose freshness and nutrients faster than the seed or root!Continue reading