Food Dehydration Tips
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Dried Delights: The Best Foods to Dehydrate for Snacks

Dried Delights: The Best Foods to Dehydrate for Snacks

Dehydrated foods are a great way to transport snacks for trips, camping, hiking, and any type of on-the-go eating you're doing. While some people think these dried delights are only for people backpacking on the Appalachian trail, they're actually great for snacks at work, food on long car/plane trips, or even ...

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How Long Do You Dehydrate Beef Jerky?

How Long Do You Dehydrate Beef Jerky?

Beef jerky can go one of two ways. It can be the tastiest, spiciest, most delicious thing you've ever tasted. Or it can taste like toughened shoe leather. Beef jerky is utterly delicious when it's made correctly. That's one of the greatest benefits of making your own jerky. You can make it as tender as you want ...

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How Do Dehydrators Work to Preserve Food?

How Do Dehydrators Work to Preserve Food?

As long as man has been on the earth they have been looking for ways to preserve food. Food preservation gives humans the ability to live in one place without having to follow game or harvests.  The idea of food dehydration has been around for a long time--evidence dates back to 12000 B.C. But it didn't ...

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Dried Right: How to Use the Nesco Food Dehydrator

Dried Right: How to Use the Nesco Food Dehydrator

Preserving food when you've cooked too much or have an excess of summer garden vegetables is an excellent way to save money. Using a Nesco food dehydrator isn't much different than operating similar devices, but to see the best results, there are a few things you should know.  We're going to take an in-depth ...

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How to Dry Fruit in a Dehydrator

How to Dry Fruit in a Dehydrator

When it comes to great snack ideas, it's hard to beat dried fruit. Especially if you've made losing weight or getting in better shape one of your New Year's resolutions.  Healthy snacks such as dried blueberries and dried apricots don't have the sugar of chocolate and other candy, yet have a longer shelf life ...

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Where to Buy a Dehydrator

Where to Buy a Dehydrator

Dehydration is one of the oldest ways to preserve food for a prolonged period. As the name suggests, this food preservation method involves removing the water content from food. The removal of water helps ensure harmful bacteria doesn't grow on your stored food. If you're in the market for a food dehydrator, but ...

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Can You Dehydrate Bacon?

Can You Dehydrate Bacon?

In 2013, over $4 billion was spent on bacon in the United States. This number isn't surprising, though, if you really think about it. After all, who doesn't love bacon? Bacon is great as a breakfast food, in sandwiches, on potatoes, wrapped around asparagus - the list goes on and on. There is little you can't do ...

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Why Is Dehydrator Temperature so Important?

Why Is Dehydrator Temperature so Important?

Dehydrating your food not only gives you space and lets you keep your food longer; it can also double the amount of antioxidants in some fruits. You have to do it right in order to make the food safe and nutritious. This includes using the right temperature. Your dehydrator temperature is essential, but why? Find out ...