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Old 06-08-2014, 09:24 PM
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Can food be dehydrated too long?

I am a long time back packer but till very recently have just started making my own dehydrated food. I bought a nesco dehydrator and am busy drying fruit and some meals. My question is can you over dehydrate your meals. All the meals I make are vegan but if I forget and leave something going too long will that affect the meal? How dried out should the veggies be? Pliable or dried out like pasta? NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 06-08-2014, 11:21 PM
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if i'm remembering right, for dehydrated as opposed to freeze-dried, you want slightly pliable. dry NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:17 AM
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Different fruits, veggies, meats, whole meals, etc. will have different textures when done. You may NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 06-09-2014, 05:03 PM
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I'm sort of known around the family for over drying my food, however, when I get on the trail, my st NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:50 PM
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I agree with Stryker that over-drying really isn't a big problem. I did manage to slightly burn som NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 06-11-2014, 08:11 AM
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That reminds me of the time my sister used a cup of salt in a pie crust. Fifty five years later, I'd NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:28 PM
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Thanks for the input sounds like a little trial and error is needed. I am heading out to try a few c NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:14 AM
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I have found that frozen vegetables from the supermarket dry very well in a Nesco. The product is u NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 06-25-2014, 03:25 PM
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I will second the frozen veggies. I've dehydrated frozen green beans and they rehydrate very well. A NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 09-15-2014, 06:48 AM
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I think dehydration (and rehydration) works best when the pieces are fairly even in size. Unless you NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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