Tips on making dried fruit
Dried fruit is a good source of nutrients and is filled with vitamins and minerals.
It is also rich in natural sugar.
You can dry a wide variety of fruits, including grapes (sultanas, currants and raisins), apples (sliced), apricots, pears, peaches, figs, dates, plums (prunes) and bananas.
Dried fruit is a great way to keep summer's harvest feeding you through the winter season and it won't take long for you to learn the art of drying fruit.
- Before drying sliced apples or pears, soak them in acidic juice such as pineapple or lemon to keep the fruit from turning brown as it dries.
- Commercial dehydrators are also available to purchase. Most will include simple instructions.
- Sliced fruit can also be threaded on a clean cotton string and hung to dry in the sun. Knot thread between slices to keep slices separate. Tie fruit-filled thread horizontally between two upright posts or other convenient objects.
- Peel and core the fruit (primarily apples) into chains. Hang them outside with a string through the core center. Let mother nature dry the fruit for a week or two.
The Beginner's Guide to Making and Using Dried Foods http://tipsandsteps.com/shortlink/ny
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