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Tips and Tricks for Dehydrating Food

Dehydrating food is a great way to prepare for emergency situations. There are several methods of dehydrating food including using a dehydrator, oven, or solar oven. Benefits of dehydrating food include extending shelf life, preserving flavor, and reducing weight. Best foods to dehydrate are fruits, vegetables, and meats. Once dehydrated, store food in airtight containers in a cool, dark place. Some tips for dehydrating food include slicing foods evenly and patting them dry before dehydrating. Downsides to dehydrating food include loss of some nutritional value and the time it takes to complete the process.