Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Dehydrating results

 I dried both peppers and carrots for 12 hours, the carrots maybe needed a tad longer but we shall see:



They now need to be conditioned. That means checking them every day by shaking and seeing if they freely move, clump together or there is condensation inside the jar. This is done for 5 days.

If condensation appears or they seem to clump together or bits stick to the jar, that means they are not dry enough. They must go back in the dehydrator as soon as this is noticed.

If after 5 days nothing appears wrong, they are ready for long term storage. Either way, I shall check on them occasionally as I did peas last year and they went mouldy despite being rock hard when packed away.


8 comments:

  1. It is something I would like to try, great for the storage cupboard when there is a problems with the ferry.

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  2. Blanching those peppers sure kept the colour nicely. Thanks for the results post.

    God bless.

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    1. It did and I was quite pleased with the results.

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  3. I don't know how much freezer space you have but I used to dehydrate items then freeze them. They took up a lot less space that way and I was certain they would not go mouldy.

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    1. I have done that in the past but am trying to sort long term storage of food without using the freezer. Apparently conditioning is supposed to help with that, we shall see how it goes.

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  4. I dehydrated courgettes last year and they've been great in soups and casseroles.

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    1. On my “to do” list along with strawberries, fresh grown carrots, and a multitude of other items.

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