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Ideas for using dried, dehydrated foods

LouAnn Jopp

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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Reviewed by Suzanne Driessen 2017

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