1st harvest of the year in the dehydrator

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Re: 1st harvest of the year in the dehydrator
« Reply #105 on: November 18, 2014, 19:59 »
I love the dehydrator for fruit leathers and apple rings. I've had limited success with veg though great for short term storage and back packing but the veg seems to go moldy over a longer time my house is too damp.

I love making apple rings too! But the don't last long since they're so good  :tongue2:
Have you tried storing the dried veg with oxygen or moisture absorber packets?
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Re: 1st harvest of the year in the dehydrator
« Reply #106 on: November 18, 2014, 21:48 »
No I just covered the jars with cling film and lids my pantry is very damp though.
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Re: 1st harvest of the year in the dehydrator
« Reply #107 on: November 18, 2014, 21:50 »
No I just covered the jars with cling film and lids my pantry is very damp though.

That might be the reason your jam went mouldy too :(
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Re: 1st harvest of the year in the dehydrator
« Reply #108 on: November 18, 2014, 21:52 »
Don't think so I've got a pantry full of jam :lol: The heat creates a seal

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Re: 1st harvest of the year in the dehydrator
« Reply #109 on: November 18, 2014, 22:51 »
No I just covered the jars with cling film and lids my pantry is very damp though.

That might be the reason your jam went mouldy too :(

Do you let the veggies "cure" for a few days in a dry place? I wait until the fruit or veg cools completely before putting it in a jar and then I leave the lid askew slightly just to let any moisture evaporate. I also give the contents of the jar a good shake for the first couple of days to aid in further drying.  If you seal the food immediately there's no chance for any remaining moisture to escape, which could cause the good to become mushy or moldy.


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Re: 1st harvest of the year in the dehydrator
« Reply #110 on: November 19, 2014, 19:42 »
Don't think so I've got a pantry full of jam :lol: The heat creates a seal

But on another thread you said your jam went mouldy ???

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Re: 1st harvest of the year in the dehydrator
« Reply #111 on: November 19, 2014, 19:46 »
Sorry for the confusion it was sealed so it must have been inside.


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