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Drying

Methods for drying food at home

LouAnn Jopp

Introduction to drying food at home

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Drying or “dehydrating” food is a method of food preservation that removes enough moisture from the food so bacteria, yeast and molds cannot grow.

To dry foods successfully you need:

Dehydrators

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Oven drying

Sun drying

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Air drying

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Microwave drying

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Reviewed by Suzanne Driessen 2016

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