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Methods for Drying Food at Home

LouAnn Jopp

Introduction to Drying Food at Home

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

Oven Drying

Sun Drying

Air Drying

Microwave Drying

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Reviewed by Suzanne Driessen 2012

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