The principle of operation of the dehydrator is very simple: the heating element acts as a low-temperature oven, and the fan circulates warm air so that moisture evaporates from the food. You place food on the dehydrator trays, set the temperature and timer, and check for readiness. And that’s all! The dehydrator can be used to prepare many delicious dishes, such as rosemary sweet potato chips, cinnamon fruit wedges, raw pies, yogurts, and even drinks. Experiment and surprise family and friends. 4 easy steps: 1) Lay the pieces of fruit or vegetables in a single layer on the trays of the dehydrator. 2) Set the temperature. Raw products are those that have undergone heat treatment at a temperature not exceeding 40C. If this moment is not important for you, cook at a temperature of 57C to reduce the cooking time. 3) Check doneness regularly and turn trays over. Dehydration of fruits and vegetables can take anywhere from 2 to 19 hours depending on their moisture content and room humidity. To check the readiness of the products, cut off a piece and see if there is any moisture on the cut. 4) Refrigerate food and store in an airtight container in a dry, dark place. When moisture is removed, the growth of food bacteria is inhibited, so the shelf life of products is increased many times over. If, after a while, vegetables or fruits are no longer crunchy, put them back in the dehydrator for 1-2 hours and give them the desired texture. Summer dish – fruit marshmallow Ingredients: 1 melon 3 bananas 1 cup raspberries Recipe: 1) Peel the melon and bananas, cut into small pieces and mix with raspberries in a blender until smooth. 2) Pour the mass onto silicone dehydrator sheets and dry at 40C until completely dry. Readiness is determined by the fact that the fruit marshmallow is easily separated from the sheets. 3) Roll the finished marshmallow into tubes and cut into pieces with scissors.
Source: vegetariantimes.com Translation: Lakshmi