Barb Hodgens
Barb Hodgens

Barb Hodgens loves to cook with alternative, healthy whole food ingredients, with a focus on gut health. Barb has overcome her own gut health issues through healthy eating. Share your ideas, comments and photos at the end of this post :)

dehydrated carrots

Save on space with the Breeze Dehydrator.

There’s only so many carrots you can keep fresh in the fridge or store in the freezer. Root vegetables take up a lot of space! Fresh carrots are about 85% water, so they are an ideal item to dry in the Breeze food dehydrator because they shrink down so much. If dehydrated correctly, carrots retain their colour and valuable nutrition for a year or more.

You can slice carrots into coins (as we have or dice or grate them.) Whichever style you choose, a pre-treatment is necessary. Blanching gives the most uniform results when working with large quantities of produce. A quick dip in hot water kills microorganisms that could induce spoilage and prevents oxidisation that causes loss of colour and flavour. It also shortens the drying and re-hydration time so don't skip this step.

dehydrating carrots

NO WASTE

Did you know that carrot tops are beneficial and nutritious? Freshly picked carrot greens can be dehydrated and included in your next dehydrated super greens smoothie powder blend.

HOW TO USE DEHYDRATED CARROTS

Dehydrated carrots can be tossed directly into soups, stews and curries. Added to dried hiking and camping meals or rehydrated to be used in any recipe that calls for carrot.  

HOW TO RE-HYDRATE CARROTS

Cover the carrots with boiling water and let soak for 30 minutes (or more) until tender. The longer you let them soak, the more plumped up they become. 1 cup of dried carrots reconstitute to approximately 2 cups of carrot.

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