Thursday, May 18, 2017
How to Dehdyrate Raspberries
Raspberries are so yummy and naturally sweet. Raspberries not only taste great but they have a lot of nutrition in them too. They are high in fiber and rich in copper and manganese, as well as, Vitamin C, A & K.
They are a refreshing snack and go well in so many things. But raspberries also go "bad" really fast so to be able to enjoy them longer, we dehydrate them. It is super easy to do.
To dehydrate raspberries, just wash them thoroughly with cool water. Then lay them out on your dehydrator trays.
Now spray or spritz your raspberries very lightly with lemon juice. This helps them maintain their color and not brown. Set your dehydrator to 135 degrees and dehydrate 12-14 hours. I just turn my dehydrator on shortly before bed and then check them the next morning after breakfast and they are generally done.
Once completely dry, they will be light and "crunchy". They appear lighter in color but are still perfectly safe to eat.
I store mine in a glass jar or canning jar in a cool, dry place. I have kept them like this for over a year without any problems.
To use dried raspberries, eat straight from the jar as a healthy snack or add some to your cold cereal or oatmeal for a fruity crunchy snack. It also goes well in homemade trail mix. Or you can use them in any baked good you want. Just use them as you would fresh raspberries.
You can also grind the berries down into a powder and use it in milk to flavor it or sprinkle it on ice cream or as a pretty dusting on cakes to decorate (and add flavor) to them.