Another step in dehydrating foods: How to dry zucchini, both chips and diced!
Dehydrating Food is becoming another favorite way of preserving our harvest. I don't know that I'll ever give up canning but drying has some advantages.
3 advantages to dehydrating your food.
- The main advantage is space. Dried foods take up hardly any space at all compared to both freezing and canning. A quart size jar holds a lot of food!
- It also is better for the nutritional value of your foods. I hate to admit it but yes…. canned food does lose more nutrition than dried. (of course, there are other advantages to home-canned food)
- The other is energy. No energy is expended to store dried foods. You do use electricity to run an electric dehydrator but it is still efficient. If you have a way to dry foods with solar energy that is even better!
I've been canning a long time, and I'm sure I'll continue. But I've been on a mission to learn more … especially since my husband built me a solar dehydrator. (very big smile!)
Here is a list of our dehydrating articles by category.
Dehydrator Reviews and Other Information
Dehydrating corn: Step-by-step directions to create your own dried sweet corn.
What did SimplyCanning.com think of Cabela’s Commercial Food Dehydrator?
Food Dehydrator Review Page: What is the best model, brand and type? Click here and see what others think.