Dehydrating is a great way to preserve your food
Along with all these benefits, one more big benefit is that you can dehydrate numerous food items.
Vegetables and Fruits
You can choose fruits and vegetables to dehydrate for the best taste and to keep the nutrients. Although, fresh vegetables and fruits are best to use, but fruits and vegetables that are inappropriate for canning like over mature fruits or bruised vegetables or fruits are also satisfactory for dehydrating.
Fish and Meat
You can also dehydrate fish and meat to keep their nutrients and vitamins safe for a longer period. However, dried beef can be spoiled in about three weeks it stored at room temperature. So, it is best to keep it in the freezer or refrigerator for storing it for more than six months.
Plants and Flowers
You can also dry flowers, plants and other herbs to use them for food and using them for floral arrangements, potpourri or as party favors. You need to dehydrate the flowers before they start to open. Plants dry more rapidly within just one to two hours. It is good to use a desiccant when drying flowers with leaves or petals to preserves the color and structure of the flowers.