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The Fantastic Dehydrator

Here are some amazing benefits of owning a dehydrator…..

Better Nutrients

Dehydration retains the original vitamins, minerals, and natural enzymes of foods far better than other forms of food preservation or cooking.

A study in Journal of the American College of Nutrition showed dried fruits like blueberries had twice the amount of antioxidants as fresh! Fruits and veggies are obviously staples on a plant-based diet. A dehydrator is a perfect tool to allow you more ways to get them into your diet everyday. Dried fruits and veggies make great snacks for dogs too!

No Chemicals or Preservatives

Dehydrated food contains only one ingredient-the food you’re dehydrating. Without chemicals or preservatives fruits and veggies can be good for months—often up to a whole year!

Money Savings

Food prices are rising every month it seems. Meat prices are skyrocketing and people are looking to add more plant based options into their menus for better health and to save money. Dehydrating gives the ability to buy large quantities of the freshest, in season produce when the prices are at their lowest and the quality is at its highest at your local farmers market or grocery store. This can be stored and be available to eat at any time all throughout the year. This means less trips to the grocery store for produce, less use of gas, and having pay big money for “gourmet” foods like sun-dried tomatoes or kale chips. Make them at home at a fraction of the packaged price and without anything you don’t want added ie: hydrogenated oils, preservatives, or hidden sugars.

Easy Storage and Preservation

The benefits of dehydrating food for preservation are twofold: 1. Removing all of the food’s moisture inhibits the growth of bacteria so the food stays preserved and safe much longer and 2. The size of the food is much smaller, making storage a snap and taking up less room in the pantry. This means more healthy foods in your kitchen for a longer period of time without worrying about spoiling.

Reduces Waste

How many times have you bought produce only to realise you can’t eat it all before it goes bad or gets too ripe? Dehydration extends shelf life so well, you can avoid ever having to throw out extra produce and eliminate unnecessary waste. You’ll be getting the most out of food you purchase and that’s good for you, the planet and your wallet!

Prepared for Emergencies

As the the saying goes, “You can never be too prepared”. We live in difficult times. From a lost job to a natural disaster, you can never know for sure what might happen. However, you do have some control over your level of emergency preparedness. Dehydrated foods are the perfect resource for this since you’ll always have access to a less-perishable, healthy, and well-preserved food supply.

What can be made in a dehydrator? There are many other healthy, yummy and clever ways to use a dehydrator:

  • Dried fruit and vegetable snacks or chips
  • Jerky from beef, salmon, chicken, or lamb
  • Fruit leathers made from pureed dried fruits
  • Sun-dried (dehydrated) tomatoes
  • Crispy nuts and seeds
  • Full meals that can be rehydrated later- ideal for camping and backpacking trips
  • Use up extra fruits and vegetables and make powders that can add extra nutrients to sauces and soups- those picky eaters will never know!
  • Dehydrate fruits and vegetables at peak season to use later
  • Dried herbs and flowers
  • Make your own tea
  • Dehydrate marshmallows for hot cocoa- no more one big clump of marshmallow in a bag!

As you can see a dehydrator is far from a one trick pony!

 

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