Category: Food Preservation

5 Food Dehydrators You Need to Get Going with Dehydrating

Excalibur 5-Tray Stackable Dehydrator

Food dehydrators are devices that remove moisture from food, to help preserve it. Food dehydrators use heat and air flow to reduce the water content, which is usually very high averaging from 80 to 95 percent for fruits and vegetables and 50 to 75 percent for meats. Removing moisture from food reduces its weight and helps to restrain bacteria from growing. Consequently, extending the shelf life of food. (Pretty handy and cost-effective) The devices require heat from sources such as oil, solar power and electric power. The majority of foods are dehydrated at 54 degrees Celsius (130 degrees Fahrenheit) but jerky meats can be heated at 68 degrees Celsius (155 […]