Here are some suggestions for extending the shelf life of dehydrated food:
If contamination is suspected, place dried food in the oven at 175 F for 15 minutes.
Save money and preserve the nutritional value of your food. Dehydrated vegetables and fruits have a shelf life from 5 years to over 30 years (dependent on the type of food and how it is stored). The Excalibur Dehydrator’s large, nine-tray capacity allows you to buy your produce in bulk and dry the extra to eat it throughout the season. If you are a gardener, you can conserve your summer harvest. Turn your raw food into nutritious and delicious dried food. Concentrate the flavors of your favorite fruits, greens, and vegetables.
Dehydrators have a wide variety of uses. Make your own crackers using pureed vegetables and seeds. Stock your pantry with dried strawberries, peaches, grapes, cherries, apples, figs and apricots – all made without the added sugar and sulfur dioxide commonly found in commercially prepared dried fruit. Make your own dried tomatoes and peas. Use dried veggies as a topping for salads for a nice crunch.
Use the Excalibur Dehydrator to enliven your meals with homemade dried herbs, and add kale chips, fresh fruit roll-ups and leathers, banana chips, and prunes to your lunchbox. You can also use it to make natural treats that your pets will love.
This dehydrator has a built-in timer and superior temperature control. It dries items evenly.