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Ideas For Using Dried, Dehydrated Foods

LouAnn Jopp, Extension Educator — Food Safety

Revised 2011 by author; reviewed 2012 by Suzanne Driessen, Extension Educator — Food Safety.

How does drying keep food from spoiling?

Drying (dehydrating) removes enough moisture from food so that bacteria, yeast and molds cannot grow.

What are the benefits of drying food at home?

How do I use dried food?

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