The dehydrator has been used to dry and preserve foods for many years.
When you have a glut of something, it’s useful to have a raw-food way of preserving some, and keeping all the nutrients.
Here are some of the foods I preserve in the dehydrator:
Cut into slices
Either dry as they are or…
Dip in olive oil and ground cinnamon for a spicy Autumnal treat
Root Vegetable Crisps
Use a vegetable peeler to slice carrots, sweet potatoes, parsnip and beetroot
Dry just as they are, until crispy.
Peel a lot of garlic cloves
Chop finely in a food processor (or by hand, if you can be bothered)
Dry in a nut milk bag or a dehydrator tray until completely dry
The pieces will clump together, so use an electric mill to crush them
Keep in a jar and use anywhere you’d use fresh garlic
- How long does it take to make olive oil? (greenanswers.com)