Dehydrating Fruits like: Apples, Apricots, Strawberries and more. Some fruits like apples, peaches, pears, even apricots will dry with a nicer color if you pre-treat the fruit before drying. Throw them in a zip lock baggie and you are good to go.The easiest way to do this is to dip in a lemon juice water mixture.A good ratio is 1 cup lemon or lime juice to 1 quart water. I've seen some people use full strength lemon juice or half and half too.
Obviously, if you use juice or syrup, you can expect the finished products to be extra sweet. That way, you'll be able to customize all the dehydrator recipes to your exact needs.
Drying fruits and veggies is an easy process with a dehydrator, but drying time takes from eight to 12 hours.
Everyone knows that eating fruits and vegetables is the one of the best ways to get healthy.
You want to make sure you remove all the pesticides and/or protective wax coatings before dehydrating. Personally, I prefer a slicer because I'm slow with the knife, and the slicer guarantees uniform slices.
Pre-treating your fruit isn't necessary with all fruits.