Drying Foods (Dehydrating)
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Drying is one of the oldest methods for preserving foods. Dried foods need little space for storage. Some dried foods, such as fruit leathers, are eaten as is; others must be rehydrated for use. Follow these directions carefully for preparation and storage, for the best quality of dried foods.
- Food Dehydrators (Source: National Center for Home Food Preservation) Tips for selecting a food dehydrator.
- Drying Vegetables (Source: Colorado State University Cooperative Extension) Step-by-step instructions for drying a variety of vegetables
- Drying Herbs (Source: National Center for Home Food Preservation)