Purchasing a food dehydrator is good for your health. Dehydrated produce provides the best source of natural fiber. You can eliminate the need for nutritional supplements eating produce. We carry a full line of Excalibur Dehydrator products from 4 to 9 trays. The Excalibur Dehydrator products are made in America! We carry Nesco Dehydrator products also made in America available with 4 to 20 tray options. Using quality food dehydrator products to dry food, you will always have healthier snacks available. This provides another way to save money. Having healthy snacks around the house at a lower cost is a benefit of food dehydrators. DEHYDRATION WORKS!!!
Drying times vary based on your location, humidity, temperature and size of item. The general rule is that the more surface area exposed; the faster the drying time. It is important to slice foods to the same thickness for a more consistent drying time. A common mistake in dehydrating is thinking if you increase the temperature, you decrease the drying time. If you increase the temperature too much, case hardening may occur. This means the surface of the food dried to a leathery texture creating a barrier for water removal.
Dehydration of Fruit, Meat & Vegetables reduces waste. Soon, you will eliminate food waste. The elimination of food waste occurs with regular use of your Food Dehydrator as often as you use your blender, coffee maker, dishwasher or juicer. You can dehydrate fruit, dehydrate meat and dehydrate vegetables for snacks, to add to soups and stews. Be creative adding flavors and spices through dehydration. View our lines of Nesco Dehydrators and Excalibur Dehydrators too! They are a great healthy food preparation product as they enable the process of an ongoing healthier food preparation and a healthier diet. Instant fiber from produce reduces weight gain and improves overall health.
An active gardener with a larger garden can harvest hundreds of pounds of produce beginning in Spring continuing in Summer and until conclusion of the Fall season. This is obviously much more fresh produce than a big extended family can consume. What do you do with all that abundance of fresh healthy food so you do not waste it? Many gardeners, including our family give away extra veggies to their families, friends and neighbors. With a Nesco Dehydrator or an Excalibur Dehydrator, you dehydrate so you can save it for you and your family! Eating healthier becomes a habbit as produce takes more space than processed snack foods.
Dehydrating is the ideal companion to your garden because you can
process fruits and vegetables all through the season,
you don't need a big batch to get started,
you CAN process big batches when the garden starts bearing,
preparation time and effort is minimal,
you need hardly any space to store your dried foods; they keep for months,
and are easy to use in recipes all year long.
Stock up at harvest time, save money and less food waste! Fancy fruits and vegetables are pricey, processed and imported out of season. Why support the countries of Brazil and Chili when you can support yourself, local farmers and your community? Fresh produce rots quickly and is usually sold when ripe. Take advantage of available produce in-season and capture fresh healthy produce using your Excalibur Dehydrator.
It makes no sense spending more money for a bag of dried fruits at the supermarket when you can make your own at home. You are less likely to eat processed snack foods when tasty fresh dehydrated snacks are available. We recommend you NEVER MIX FOODS when dehydrating foods; Keep Fruits separate from Vegetables and Meats is imperative. Fruits, Vegetables and Meats require different time-frames for dehydration.
Save Money with Leftovers
If your family doesn't like leftovers, many of them can be dehydrated for future use. Dehydrate cooked meats to use later in rice dishes, tacos, camping stews, and soup mixes. Dehydrate cooked vegetables to be used for instant cup-of-soup mixes. Turn applesauce and other fruits into fruit rollups.
When you have to purchase produce in fixed amounts, but don't need all of it for a recipe, dehydrate the leftovers. Good candidates for this are celery, bunches of parsley or other herbs, carrots, and vegetable tops when your recipe calls for the bottoms. Another candidate for this are bulk packages of all types of foodstuffs when unit pricing indicates those packages are the best bargain. When you open the container, use what you need for your immediate usage, then dehydrate the rest.
In addition to your grocery isles, check your local farmer's market, roadside produce stands, and be sure to check with your gardening neighbors. One of your friends may be searching for someone to share in their bountiful harvest. The last thing most gardeners want is for their excess produce to go into their compost bins. We have several Nesco Dehydrator products on sale now!
Preserves Fruits & Vegetables Quickly & Easily!
Unlike canning or freezing, Excalibur is quick and easy. There's no hot water, no extensive preparation. Just cut, dry and bag your harvest. Dried and bagged produce takes little space, needs no electricity, and keeps just about forever!
Dries Fish & Meats in Just 4-6 Hours!
Now preserving meats is easy. You can turn virtually any meat into tasty and nutritious jerky in very short order. It keeps indefinitely and is a great "pocketful of protein."
Take advantage of bulk purchase sale prices for large cuts of meat. And, consider seasonal sales, usually before holidays, too. For example, purchase large turkeys when they are only 39¢ a pound for good turkey-jerky eating for months to come.