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What is Food Dehydration all About

Food dehydration is a very long standing way of preserving food. In modern times, food dehydration machines have been developed, allowing people to dehydrate their food at home.
Dehydrators work by removing the moisture from food thus allowing them to last for much longer.

Because the water is removed at a very low temperature, the nutrients and enzymens of the food are not destroyed and that's why dehydrated food is seen as part of the healthy food movement.

How do you use a food dehydrator?
1. Wash and dry the foods you want to dehydrate
2. Arrange the slices on trays. Try and avoid overlapping.
3. Set the temperature using the guide. Generally the lower the temperature the greater the preservation of vitamins and nutrients.
4. Keep an eye on the trays, turning them in the dehydrator.
5. It can take anything from a couple of hours up to a day to dehydrate food, depending on the moisture levels.
6. When the food is ready store it in airtight plastic bags or containers.

Enjoy experimenting with your food dehydrator. It's fun for kids as well and is a great way of preserving fruit and vegetables when you've overbought or can see food would otherwise go to waste.

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I need instruction book for American Home 5 tray food dehydrator


Dehydrating is a process, so any of these should be OK for you.

[PDF]Dehydrator Manual - Nesco www.nesco.com/files/pdf/fd39_manual.pdf
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[PDF]5-Tray Food Dehydrator Manual - Ronco

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[PDF]tc-food-dehydrator-manual - Koolatron

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Oct 03, 2016 | Kitchen Appliances - Others

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My North Bay Food Dehydrator has vents on top & bottom. I need the settings for dehydrating Hot Peppers. Can you tell me where to find the settings?


You will need to experiment with the settings on your individual machine to know which setting achieves what temperature, but when you do the attached photo will give you a good range of temperatures for each type of food i.e. Meat/Fruit/herbs/etc 1_4_2014_3_42_47_pm.png

Aug 12, 2013 | Kitchen Appliances - Others

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Is it true that Prepared Foods are unhealthy?


Not necessarily all prepared foods are unhealthy but many prepared and ready-to-eat foods contain a very high amount of sodium, that helps to enhance flavor and hide the unpleasant taste that some prepared foods might have. Moreover most convenience foods are high in fats, preservative and additive content rather nutritional values.

Jul 15, 2013 | Cooking

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Why do I need a food dehydrator?


There are bunch of reasons:
  • Preserving food for a long time
• Drying pasta faster
• Drying bread for breadcrumbs
• Helping bread dough rise faster
• Drying food scraps to go in the composter

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