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    Learn how to dry/dehydrate foods at home and how to store them long terms for healthy food preservation.

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    I love your site. It is awesomeness in information. My question is: If we do our own dehydration of veggies or fruit why is the shelf life shorter than when we would purchase it at honeyville, etc???

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    I love your site. It is awesomeness in information. My question is: If we do our own dehydration of veggies or fruit why is the shelf life shorter than when we would purchase it at honeyville, etc? I am putting them in class jars or mylar food grade bags with oxygen absorbers, so I don't understand why the difference in shelf life.

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    Default Re: Article: Food Drying Basics

    Quote Originally Posted by bjsdeb View Post
    I love your site. It is awesomeness in information. My question is: If we do our own dehydration of veggies or fruit why is the shelf life shorter than when we would purchase it at honeyville, etc???

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    Thank you very much!

    The reason why home dried foods don't last as long is because commercially dried foods utilizes several different types of preservatives which can include:


    • Benzoic Acid- prevent microorganisms from growing in acidic fruits
    • Sodium benzoate
    • sodium sulfite- Used to preserve color in dried fruit.
    • Sulphur dioxide- Used to preserve color in dried fruit.
    • potassium sorbate- A mold and yeast inhibitor.
    • sodium tripolyphosphate

    Also, many of the commercially prepared foods are actually freeze dried, rather than dehydrated with heat.

    Some foods are blanched first too, which makes a difference in how long they last.
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    Wanting to dehydrated onions, what is the best way to do this? Thank you

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    I WANT TO KNOW HOW TO CAN AGAIN? PLUS DEHYDRATING FOOD!!! NO HUNGRY NO MORE!!!

 

 

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