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Drying Vegetables

by P. Kendall, P. DiPersio and J. Sofos* (11/12) Quick Facts… Successful drying depends on heat, air dryness and air circulation. Select vegetables to be dried at peak flavor and quality. Blanch vegetables before drying to stop enzyme action and enhance destruction of microorganisms. Package dried foods in tightly sealed containers […]

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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 […]