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Buy Food Dehydrator Online. Dehydrated Food and Nutrition.

Updated on February 17, 2022

Food dehydration

Archeological discoveries prove that early man sustained himself on natural dehydrated foods. Later heat from the sun or fire was used by early man to preserve harvested food.  Dried foods were found in the Pyramids and different burial tombs. Centuries later some of dried food was still in a state of preservation.

It is historically known that Vikings stocked dried food for their sea voyages.  The Pilgrims found that the American Indians were drying foods. Pioneers used dried food on their journey across the country.  Astronauts have dried fruits with them for desserts when they are in space. 

Nutrition and dehydration

Dehydration is one of the easiest and most efficient methods of food preservation. With this method food is exposed to heat and air. It evaporates the moisture present in foods and also removes the vapor.

Bacteria and micro-organisms that cannot survive without moisture are inhibited. Dehydrated foods can be preserved for long periods without refrigeration. They have less weight and bulk. It is also possible to rehydrate foods by soaking them in water for many recipes.

Dehydrating method preserves foods without damaging valuable nutrients which may be lost during high heat cooking! Dried foods hold almost all of their nutritional value and flavor. 

Dehydrated foods are perfect for campers, hikers, backpackers and for all those who are following healthy food rules. Dehydrated foods make ideal snacks for children.

Not saying anything about the money you can save by dehydrating foods at home vs buying highly priced dried fruits and jerkies.

Save money by making dried foods at home

Dried foods are very expensive. You will benefit from buying a food dehydrator and making your own dried fruits, vegetables and jerkies.

You can dry virtually any fruits and vegetables with little exceptions. You can dry apples, apricots, bananas, berries of all kinds, grapes, pears, peaches, pineapples, oranges, plums, just any you can think of.

The list includes vegetables of all kinds as well. Asparagus, potatoes, beets, celery, greens, peas, tomatoes, zucchini.

You can make beef jerkies. My friend makes venison jerkies that are delicious!

All you need are: fresh fruits or vegetables. Always obtain fruits and vegetables of highest possible quality. They must be both fresh and fully riped.

And you will need a food dehydrator, of course!

Dehydrators come in many shapes and sizes which gives you a lot of options to chose one that suits your needs.

Home-food dehydrators are usually round with stackable trays, or look like a box with removable shelves. Most of home dehydrators will fit on a counter top, but others might require more space. Fans that move hot air may be constructed to move air vertically, others are mounted on the back of a dehydrator and move hot air horizontally. My simple dehydrator does not have any fan at all, it used convection drying.

By knowing your needs you will chose a dehydrator that will work the best for you. 

Nesco Food Dehydrators

Nesco food dehydrators are very popular with cooks. Its patented Converga-Flow drying system forces air down the exterior pressurized chamber, then horizontally across each individual tray, converging in the center, for fast, even, and nutritious drying. Flavors don't mix, and there's no need to rotate the trays. Its top-mounted fan eliminates the worry of liquids dripping into the heater chamber. With 700-watts of power food dries in hours, not days. The adjustable thermostat ranges from 95-to-160-degrees and provides greater flexibility and better results. 

Excalibur Food Dehydrators.

The Excalibur Dehydrator allows you to dry anything evenly and efficiently. The Excalibur has a trademarked horizontal-airflow drying system which dries foods perfectly evenly on all the trays. This unit differs from other dehydrators because of its unique horizontal drying system in the rear of the unit. This provides a sure way to provide an even dehydration process as the warm air removes moisture and is pushed out the front of the machine. There is also no need to rotate trays because of the horizontal drying. All models include instruction manual with lot of recipes!

L'Equip Food Dehydrators

Using a computer-controlled sensor to check the temperature 60 times per second, the L'Equip Dehydrators create a stable drying environment for food, flowers, and herbs.

The L'Equip Dehydrator features a micro-processor controlled heat sensor for stable drying environment. Its unique and timeless design is easy to clean and use, making it a welcomed addition to any kitchen.

Instructions and drying times for all these items and recipes employing dried foods are contained in a booklet accompanying the dehydrators.

Ronco Food Dehydrators

Ronco food dehydrators are the cheapest and most simple type from all food dehydrators. 

Ronco dehydrator comes usually with several interchangeable trays

Electrical heating coils produce convection air flow for evenly dried food and since there is no fan, it has quiet operation

Instructional booklet with recipes is included.

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