Food DehydratingHomemade Dried Fruit Dehydrated in an Oven

Homemade Dried Fruit Dehydrated in an Oven

Homemade dried fruit dehydrated in an oven can be a great way to prolong their preservation for a longer food storage.

We have all heard the value of eating the right amount of fruits each day as part of keeping ourselves healthy. Well, some of might be wondering just how wonderful a snack fruits can be for us when we partake of them in their dried forms.

Homemade Dried Fruit Dehydrated in a Oven

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Within this wonderful article, you will gain some great insight into the world of dried fruits and how to dry them. For example, while some fruits can lose some of their natural sugar content while they are being dehydrated, others can actually double or triple their content. The most important thing is to choose the best quality fruit you can. The fresher it is when you dry it, the more nutritious and tastier it will be when dried. Peel the fruit before you slice it. Also remove pits, seeds, or stems. Then cut it into 1/4-inch thick slices.

Apples, pears, apricots, and bananas can oxidize into an unattractive brown unappealing color. Pre-treatment with citrus to maintain their fresh color, prolongs shelf life, and aids in the retention of essential vitamins, like C. To pre-treat with lemon juice, mix a solution of 2 parts water to 1 part lemon juice. After slicing, immediately submerge the fruit and let soak for from five to ten minutes. Then remove and let dry before dehydrating.

Another key piece of information that is covered well within this article is dehydrating your own fruits the right way without having to spend tons of money on the finished product at the store. While we all want to save some money while enjoying a great snack, we do want to eat natural sugar through fruit. Eating dried fruit is a great way not to overindulged our sweet tooth.

Baking time in oven … 130 – 160 degrees

Plums – 6 hours
Pears 6 hours
Nectarines 6 hours
Bananas – 6 hours
Apples – 6 hours
Grapes – 8 – 10 hours
Oranges – 8 – 10 hours
Cherries – 12 hours
Strawberries – 12 hours
Peaches – 12 hours

So, the burning question becomes: Are dried fruits a great snack for us or are they too high in sugar for them to be healthy for us? Well, the fun part of this answer as you read this wonderful information below about dried fruits is that it depends on the fruit and how much you eat of it.

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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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