Dehydration : Yummy! Enjoy your favorite preserved food wherever you go!
Going on a backpacking holiday and worried about your food options? here is a solution to all food problems. Dehydrate your favorite meal from your favorite restaurants and carry them safely for months
Dehydration, in food processing, means by which many types of food can be preserved for indefinite periods by extracting the moisture, thereby inhibiting the growth of microorganisms. Dehydration is one of the oldest methods of food preservation and was used by prehistoric peoples in sun-drying seeds. The North American Indians preserved meat by sun-drying slices, the Chinese dried eggs, and the Japanese dried fish and rice.
How does moisture removal help keeping food for longer?
Dehydration prevents food spoilage be draining all the water or moisture content out of the food. This makes the food last longer, as the moisture and water create bacteria, fungus and mold and of course, without the water all of the bacteria die.
Drying System in the food industry:
Drying is defined as the application of heat under controlled conditions, to remove the water present in foods by evaporation to yield solid products.
Drying and dehydration of fruits and vegetables is an age-old method to preserve these products. Removal of the water (75-90%) present in fresh commodity results in a reduction in the water activity and ultimately resistance against most of the deteriorative agents. The removal of water is carried out by the application of heat and this heat is usually supplied in the form of solar energy or artificially generated hot air.
How to dehydrate food at home?
Use Your Oven:
It's remarkably easy to dehydrate fruits and veggies in the oven. Just turn it to the lowest setting, cut your fruit and veg into