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How to make Delicious Dry Fruit and Vegetable Snacks

Dried fruits and vegetables make the ultimate snack, as they are both delicious and healthy. A number of fruits and vegetables can be dried and can be eaten as snacks or included within recipes for up to one year if stored correctly.

Drying is one of the oldest known methods of preserving foods. Flavours and aromas within fruit and vegetable is concentrated as water, so when this is removed from the food it equals a more intense and unique flavour. The vitamins, minerals and nutrients that are found within fruit and vegetables are unaffected by the drying process and are able to be stored without the needs of preservatives and refrigeration.

Many different fruits and vegetables can be dried to provide a beautifully unique flavour. Including apples, strawberries, pears, berries, grapes, plums, tomatoes, mushrooms, carrots, beans, onions, peppers, herbs and more. The list goes on.

Though it is possible to use a conventional cooking oven in order to dry fruit and vegetables, they are technically not designed to dehydrate food items which can cause them to shrink, stick to each other and leak. This is where Vigo Presses can help.

We have a fantastic product that makes fruit and vegetable drying a breeze. Our purpose built fruit and vegetable drier features four trays that are gentle fanned with warm, dry air to begin the drying process. Whether you want to dry different foods on each easy-to-clean tray or mix it up, the drying time will vary between 2-3 hours for herbs and around 4-8 hours for apples.

If you’re interested in growing seasonal produce and need a way of preserving the flavours for months to come, the process of drying is ideal for you. You can even add an additional set of two trays for a maximum capacity of six trays, giving you the ability to dry an increased amount of fruit or veg.

We’ve got some fantastic recipes including dried fruit and vegetables over on our website, which you can find here. If you give any of our recipes a go, we’d love to see your pictures! Why not tweet us at @VigoPresses.
If you’d like more information on using your fruit and vegetable drier or any of our other products, we’d love to help. You can get in touch by visiting our contact page, or by giving us a call on 01404 890093.

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