Make the most of your fresh produce !
Dehydrating foods is one of the oldest methods of preservation there is, dating back many centuries. In the 15th century fruits and vegetables were dried by being laid in the sun. The very first food dehydrator was developed in France in 1795.
Dehydrating foods is a brilliant and easy method for preserving the abundance of fruits and vegetables that are available during the growing season. Dehydrating is a wonderful way to preserve surplus foods for future use.
When using a dehydrator such as the Nesco Snackmaster Pro Food Dehydrator, most of the enzymes and nutrients are retained, making your foods easier to digest and assimilate.
No chemicals or additives are required to preserve these foods. The flavors are enhanced and improved because the natural sugars are concentrated, making for sweet, natural and wholesome snacks.
This method can also be used to preserve fresh herbs, making raw crackers and yummy natural fruit rolls up for the whole family. Both these methods require only fresh fruit in the case of the roll ups and fresh vegetables and flaxseed oil and braggs in the case of the crackers. You make good quality snacks, not loaded with flours, eggs, dairy products, sugars etc.
These foods are super easy to store, have a long shelf life, and can be easily taken along when traveling, hiking, camping etc, or just for those people who are always on the go!
To rehydrate foods, simply soak them in distilled water or freshly squeezed fruit juices. This method works best for such things as blueberries or other berries, and vegetables when adding to soups and other dishes. Our dehydrator is great for doing small jobs or large jobs.
We usually prepare a lot of food at once so we can have a steady supply on hand. With the 9 tray system we can do a lot at once. We love eating our dried foods in winter food dehydrator whether its apple roll ups from our apples or adding dried celery into our casseroles! The flavors dried foods adds to winter meals is lovely. Try it yourself.
Nesco Snackmaster Pro Food Dehydrator FD-75A
I feel this is an excellent dehydrator to own when deciding which dehydrator works best for you. This is a durable machine, we have had ours for many years now and the work it has done is vast and priceless!! It handles large jobs with ease and I do like that it comes comes with an amazing warranty for me!
I Love being able to go out in our garden and pick a basket full of produce to dehydrate, for me it is part of not only a frugal lifestyle but of appreciating natures bounty and looking after our beautiful planet 🙂
Indulge in these incredible raw crackers, made with carrot pulp from your juicer. This recipe uses no flour, and no eggs, just wholesome foods from nature.
Fruit Roll Ups
Tempt your taste buds with these healthy fruit roll ups, made with 100% natural ingredients with no additives.