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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 […]

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin and antioxidant that helps make connective tissues that hold muscles, bones, and other bodily tissues together. Vitamin C is needed for wound healing, bone and teeth formation, iron absorption, and proper immune system functioning. Since it is a water-soluble vitamin, it cannot be stored in the […]

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Iron

Iron is an essential mineral for many important processes in the human body. It helps carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body and helps our muscles store and use the oxygen. Also, iron works with enzymes to digest food and carry out many bodily reactions. Some […]