Don’t have fresh? No worries! Learn which dehydrated fruits & vegetables are best to have on hand!
- While not critical for sustaining life, fruits and vegetables are a welcome addition to any food storage program for the health benefits, variety, to help you save money on your day to day grocery shopping and to make preparing a meal take less time.
- Nutritionally dried fruits and vegetables are not that different from fresh fruits and vegetables because they aren’t cooked when dehydrated (unlike canned or frozen fruits or vegetables). The process of dehydration only removes moisture and liquid from fresh fruits and vegetables.
- The cannery offers dehydrated onions, carrots, and apple slices. However, in addition to those, I personally store dehydrated celery, bell peppers, berries, and bananas. A good way to decide what types of dehydrated fruits and vegetables you should have on hand is to think of what types of fruits and vegetables you can’t store in a can as shelf stable food.
Helpful Recipes for using Dehydrated Fruits and Vegetables:
- Carrot Cake for using Dehydrated Carrots: A delicious, easy, and almost nutritious recipe that even uses whole wheat and powdered eggs!
- Dutch Apple Pie for using Dehydrated Apple Slices: You’ll never go back to peeling, coring, and slicing fresh apples again for apple pie once you taste this!
- Sauteed Onions for Hamburgers: See how easy it is to rehydrate and saute onions. You’ll never have to cry again when using onions in your recipes.
Other Resources for Dehydrated Fruits and Vegetables:
- Planning Dehydrated Fruits and Vegetables: Visit my sister site Food Storage Made Easy.NET for more information on planning your dehydrated fruits and vegetables.
- Coming Soon! Buying Dehydrated Fruits and Vegetables: Visit my sister site The Food Storage SHopper.NET for more information on buying your dehydrated fruits and vegetables.