Preserving Food by Drying Them
Drying is a simple method for preserving food. Dried foods make great healthy and tasty snacks. They are good for lunches, travel, backpacking, hiking, and camping plus many other activities. Most types of foods can be dried. Drying is an ancient method of food preservation.
Foods can be dried in an oven, with a dehydrator, or in the sun. The following research-based resources will help you dry foods successfully; OR if interested in learning more about food preservation and drying foods contact your local County Extension Office for information and classes.
Food Drying Resources
|University of Wisconsin Extension||Drying Foods at Home PPT|
|National Center for Home Food Preservation||Food Dehydrators|
|National Center for Home Food Preservation||Sun Drying|
|National Center for Home Food Preservation||Packaging and Storing Dry Foods|
|Colorado State University Extension||Drying Fruits|
|Colorado State University Extension||Drying Vegetables|
|National Center for Home Food Preservation||Drying Herbs|
|Colorado State University Extension||Leathers and Jerky|
|National Center for Home Food Preservation||Frequently Asked Drying Questions|