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Good book on giving times and temperatures to dehydrate all foods. Shows which fruits/vegetables are more a likely candidate to dehydrate. Gives a lot of helpful hints. If you purchase an Excalibur dehydrator, this is the book for you. It is written by those who make that dehydrator. Provides instruction on re-hydrating foods. Gives recipes also.
This is a good time for all to find fresh food and learn to preserve for emergencies or just for delicious and nutritious eating anytime. People love dehydrated fruit as gifts-if you ever have any left by the time family digs in.
We got this to go along with our new Excalibur dehydrator, and it is great - complete guide and background into the dynamics of selection, preparation, and storing of dehydrated fruits, veggies, herbs, spices, meats, ...well, anything! It includes timings for various zones in the U.S. based on relative humidity as a means of helping you gauge how long each type of food might need to reach full dryness, though of course seasonalities and other conditions affect it - which it discusses in detail. In short, a great reference guide.
I got this book after purchasing an excalibur and I love it! It has helped me learn how long and at what temps I want to dry my food at. If you don't have an excalibur dehydrator....I dunno if I would buy this book...maybe a different book that wasn't so brand specific to a dehydrator?
This is a very well written and understandable book. If you are new to drying like we are then you are going to want this book. I purchased several other cheaper books locally and didn't get the information that is in this book. Worth buying, I just wish it came with the dryer.