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 :)

dehydrating strawberries

Perfect little sweet snacks.

Yay, it’s strawberry season! Dehydration is a fun and easy way to preserve fresh strawberries. All you need to do is slice them and arrange them on the trays - no special pre-treatment is required. The dehydration process retains the colour, intensifies the flavour and sweetness, making them almost candy like. You really can’t go wrong with these delicious little treats!

Dried strawberry makes a healthy, mess free, portable snack and can add a fabulous burst of sweetness to liven up a trail mix or muesli. They can be sprinkled on your homemade yogurt or smoothie bowl or used as decorative toppers for cakes and all sorts of sweet baking.

The key to preserving food in the Breeze Food Dehydrator is uniform slicing. Choose to slice the strawberries either crosswise or from top to bottom; the direction you slice them is less important than the thickness. 1/4″ is ideal. If you cut them too thin, they are more likely to become chips and stick to the trays. The flexibility of silicon mesh liners make removing dried fruits with high sugar content much easier.

Your finished strawberries will only be as sweet as the berries you start with, so it’s wise to select fresh strawberries at the peak of the season.

dehydrated strawberries

NO WASTE STRAWBERRY TEA

A fun tip. Dehydrated strawberry tops make the perfect addition to antioxidant herbal tea blends that can be enjoyed hot or cold. Simply infuse in hot water or add to green tea, black tea or dried mint.

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