Question by  UsRNom (25)

What is food from a food dehydrator like?

Dehydrated food sounds like a good idea, but I don't want to fall for infomercial lies! What did you think of it?


Answer by  Kelcie (28)

I personally only like certain foods on the dehydrator. We had one when I was alittle kid and we used to dehydrate bananas, apples and kiwi alot. The bananas were good but I didn't care for anything else. My father would put deer meat on it as well. Just try a bunch of different things.


Answer by  catclaw (432)

I have one and love it for beef jerky. All you do is slice the meat thinly and marinate it in the fridge for a few hours or even overnight. Pat dry the slices and place them in the machine. Let dry and you will have the best beef jerky.


Answer by  pyritejenny (347)

Home dehydrated foods vary. Some dried foods, such as marinated venison jerky, may be chewy inside and somewhat sticky outside. Fruits may vary from rock-hard banana chips to chewy apricots. If you put in good products, nothing overly ripe, for example, and follow directions carefully you will probably get a good product. Experiment with small batches.


Answer by  ikc (15)

Taste depends on the food. Apples, bananas, pears will be crunchy but sweet. More juicy fruits like mango will be chewy. Dried tomotoes taste great in pasta dishes. Dried herbs will keep their green color but their smell and taste will be much different than the fresh herbs.


Answer by  st (72)

Food from a food dehydrator is fantastic! I make beef jerky, I dehydrate fruit and vegetables. The flavor is sealed inside. I dehydrate food for kids' lunches. My child loves beef jerky and instead of buying all of that processed food I can dehydrate beef myself. She loves it. And I know that she is eating no preservatives.


Answer by  John (9008)

Food from a food dehydrator is just like any other dried food, such as raisins (dehydrated grapes), prunes (dehydrated plums) or dried apricots. If you have not tried these foods, you can get them at any grocery and see if you like them. Usually, fruits are dehydrated; the process does not generally work for most other foods.


Answer by  wiccan (11)

its goooooood. its like the dryed fruit in trail mix.


Answer by  Anonymous

Warmer, more dehydrated?


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

It is dry, often crunchy or crispy. All food products in a dehydrator, if left in long enough, come out like fruit leathers or dried leaves. It may have dry chewy consistency if there is still a 20-30% moisture content.

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