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Methods for Drying Food at Home

LouAnn Jopp, Extension Educator — Food Safety

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

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:


Oven Drying

Sun Drying

Air Drying

Microwave Drying

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