~ Drying food is just the beginning ~
We love to share all the great tips and special ways in which our Community members have tackled their food preservation.
Of course, dehydration doesn't only have to involve food!
Drying Flowers is a good example.
The dehydrator is extremely versatile, and can be used for assisting in your Bread Making, Yoghurt Making, Pasta Making... and many, many other terrific applications.
Food preservation is as old as mankind.
Being able to preserve food to use at a later time has allowed humans to form communities.
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Home food preservation has taken an upturn in popularity in recent years as more people are concerned about where their food comes from, and how it has been processed.
Many different foods can be prepared by dehydration.
- Meat and fish has held a historically significant role.
- Dried fruits are consumed due to their high sugar content and sweet taste, and a longer shelf-life from drying. Fruits may be used differently when dried. For example, the plum becomes a prune, the grape a raisin, and so on.
- Dehydrated vegetables are often found in food for backpackers, hunters, and the military.
- Garlic and onion are often dried.
- Edible mushrooms, as well as other fungi, are also dried for preservation purposes, or to be used as seasonings.
* Packaging ensures effective food preservation after dehydrating. A popular method of packaging that is beneficial to dehydrated food is a vacuum sealer.
* Mason jars are also widely used.
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