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How to dry fruits and berries properly to keep them healthy: sharing tips

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
Homemade apples
Home grown apples. Source: pexels.com

Fruits and berries are very valuable, healthy, and necessary foods that contain all the vitamins and minerals. Experts recommend eating them fresh, so they will be most useful. They can also be frozen, but this must be done correctly so as not to spoil them and dried.

Dried lemon

The FoodOboz editorial team shares with you useful tips on how to properly dry fruits and berries so that they do not lose their beneficial properties, vitamins, and minerals.

1. How to prepare berries and fruits before drying

How to properly dry berries at home

– Fruits and berries should not be overripe and green.

– Wash them well, if they are berries, put them on a cloth so that they do not touch each other and let them dry completely.

– Also wash, dry, and cut the fruit.

Ripe apricot

– A very important point for those who want to dry pears and apples properly is to soak them in lemon juice for 5 minutes before cooking to prevent them from darkening.

– The fruit can be sweetened with honey or cinnamon.

2. How to dry in the sun

How to dry berries in the sun

Put the finished berries or fruit on a baking sheet covered with parchment and place it in direct sunlight. Be sure to cover the fruit with cheesecloth at night. Do this until the fruit is completely dry – on average, 2-3 days.

3. How to dry fruit in the oven

How to dry fruit in the oven

Prepare the fruit, spread it out evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, put it in a preheated oven at 70 C, and dry it for about 7-12 hours.

How to dry apples

4. How to dry fruit in an electric dryer

Place the fruit on the trays of the dryer, turn on the appliance and in 10 hours you will have perfectly dried fruit.

How to dry apples with an electric dryer

5. How to store fruit after drying

After cooking, let the fruit cool down and then put it in bags or special cereal storage containers.

How to store dried berries and fruits

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