Preservation, Recipes and How-tos

Understanding and Making Kefir

Did you know… The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics defines probiotics as “live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host.” Kefir can contain up to 50 live, active species and over 20 billion Colony Forming Units (CFUs). In comparison, yogurt typically […]

Preservation, Recipes and How-tos

Drying Fruits

by P. Kendall and J. Sofos* (6/12) Quick Facts… Successful drying depends on heat, air dryness and good air circulation. Select fresh, fully-ripened fruits. Pretreat fruit pieces by dipping in an ascorbic acid, citric acid, lemon juice or sodium metabisulfite solution. When dry, allow fruit to condition for 4 to 10 […]