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Photo: National Center for Home Food Preservation

Written by Lavonne Meyer (former SDSU Extension Food Safety Field Specialist).


Food drying is one of the oldest methods of preserving food for later use. It can either be an alternative to canning or freezing, or compliment these methods. Drying foods is simple, safe and easy to learn. With modern food dehydrators, fruit leathers, banana chips and beef jerky can all be dried year round at home.

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