Preserving fruits offers many benefits and can be done in various ways. One common option to preserve some types of foods is by dehydrating. Dehydrated fruit makes delicious snacks and toppings for oatmeal, salads, and desserts, and it’s easily portable for lunches, hikes and camping. One of the most popular fruits to enjoy dehydrated is the banana. Everyone seems to love bananas!
The main reason to dehydrate bananas is because you love them. Another reason, though not as common, is that you have a good supply and want to prevent spoiling. As we all know, fresh bananas will not keep very long when exposed to the air and they will ripen really fast. Of course, you can always freeze your bananas for smoothies and ice cream, but that’s another topic.
Back to dehydrated bananas….Did you know that you have the option to dehydrate bananas so that they turn out either crunchy or soft. It’s true! This is important because not everyone will want to dehydrate their bananas to make banana chips.
The most important thing to know about the process used to dehydrate bananas is using the right kind of equipment. This includes the use of a dehydrating device. A standard dehydrating unit is typically used to make jerky and other foods that have all moisture removed. These can be found online and at retail stores that have food preparation products. If you’re on a tight budget, you also have the option to make your own dehydrator. The type of dehydrator to use does not matter as long as it will meet your needs and budget.
Instructions to dehydrate bananas can be found on theprairiehomestead.com here…