Gentle Christian Mothers Community
 
Random Quotes from Wise Mamas

~* Please help keep GCM free by using our
Amazon.com affiliate link. Thank you! *~


Go Back   Gentle Christian Mothers Community > Blessing our Family > The Cookbook (Recipes, Cooking, & Food Prep) *Public* > Canning / Preserving *Public*
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-18-2013, 04:24 AM   #1
Sundance
Rose Garden
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,944
Sundance has a reputation beyond reputeSundance has a reputation beyond reputeSundance has a reputation beyond reputeSundance has a reputation beyond reputeSundance has a reputation beyond reputeSundance has a reputation beyond reputeSundance has a reputation beyond reputeSundance has a reputation beyond reputeSundance has a reputation beyond reputeSundance has a reputation beyond reputeSundance has a reputation beyond repute
Default Storing Dehydrated Fruit

I just got an Excalibur Dehydrator (thanks to MollyCurls! ) & I have been having fun with it this strawberry season.

However, storing dehydrated food is foreign to me, and I don't have it in my head that it will last.

I have about 5 trays worth of fruit leather. Right now, it's in a zipper bag in the fridge. Is that a good place for it? How long can I expect it to last?

I also have a few trays of dried strawberries. How can I store those, and how long can I expect them to last? They are not crunchy (well, some are), they're a little rubbery.
Sundance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2013, 08:05 AM   #2
Sundance
Rose Garden
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,944
Sundance has a reputation beyond reputeSundance has a reputation beyond reputeSundance has a reputation beyond reputeSundance has a reputation beyond reputeSundance has a reputation beyond reputeSundance has a reputation beyond reputeSundance has a reputation beyond reputeSundance has a reputation beyond reputeSundance has a reputation beyond reputeSundance has a reputation beyond reputeSundance has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Storing Dehydrated Fruit

__________________
~Melanie

Wife to my Lumberjack,

Mom to DD1 (May 2007), DS (April 2009) &
DD2 (July 2011), DD3 (October 2013)
Sundance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2013, 08:15 AM   #3
Housekat
Rose Garden
 
Even if you can't see them or hear them at all, a person's a person, no matter how small!
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Wakefield, UK
Posts: 4,856
Housekat has a reputation beyond reputeHousekat has a reputation beyond reputeHousekat has a reputation beyond reputeHousekat has a reputation beyond reputeHousekat has a reputation beyond reputeHousekat has a reputation beyond reputeHousekat has a reputation beyond reputeHousekat has a reputation beyond reputeHousekat has a reputation beyond reputeHousekat has a reputation beyond reputeHousekat has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Storing Dehydrated Fruit



Some facts about storing dehydrated fruit here; http://frugalliving.about.com/od/foo...ring_Dried.htm
__________________
Mama to Theo (Sunny Six) and Libby the boob monster (How did she get to FOUR?)

Find me on Facebook


Housekat is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Housekat For This Useful Post:
Sundance (07-18-2013)
Old 07-18-2013, 08:21 AM   #4
charla
Moderator in Cookbook and Empty Arms
 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 14,478
charla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond reputecharla has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Storing Dehydrated Fruit

__________________
CHARLA
INFJ
Married to my pastor husband, Nick, for 26 years
Mom to the architect, Nathan (18)
and the dancer, Hope (14)
and my three cherished babies in heaven
Save
Save
Save
Save
Save
charla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2014, 02:17 PM   #5
CelticJourney
Administrator
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 31,312
CelticJourney has a reputation beyond reputeCelticJourney has a reputation beyond reputeCelticJourney has a reputation beyond reputeCelticJourney has a reputation beyond reputeCelticJourney has a reputation beyond reputeCelticJourney has a reputation beyond reputeCelticJourney has a reputation beyond reputeCelticJourney has a reputation beyond reputeCelticJourney has a reputation beyond reputeCelticJourney has a reputation beyond reputeCelticJourney has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Storing Dehydrated Fruit

I know this is from last year but I've been having fun with a dehydrator this spring myself and was curious how well things stored. I've been keeping things in glass jars, including some nicer ones on the kitchen counter for easy access. My girls have been taking some with them to work etc. I THINK if they are fully dehydrated they are supposed to last a year
__________________
Elizabeth

"Truth without love is divisive and hurtful & love without truth is anemic"--Pastor Estep

Arise, cry out in the night...pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord; Lift up your hands to him for the lives of your children..; Lamentations 2:19
CelticJourney is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to CelticJourney For This Useful Post:
Sundance (06-10-2014)
Old 06-10-2014, 04:54 PM   #6
Sundance
Rose Garden
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,944
Sundance has a reputation beyond reputeSundance has a reputation beyond reputeSundance has a reputation beyond reputeSundance has a reputation beyond reputeSundance has a reputation beyond reputeSundance has a reputation beyond reputeSundance has a reputation beyond reputeSundance has a reputation beyond reputeSundance has a reputation beyond reputeSundance has a reputation beyond reputeSundance has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Storing Dehydrated Fruit

None of what I made went to waste, though we ate it all pretty quickly, so I didn't get to experiment with its limits.
__________________
~Melanie

Wife to my Lumberjack,

Mom to DD1 (May 2007), DS (April 2009) &
DD2 (July 2011), DD3 (October 2013)
Sundance is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Sundance For This Useful Post:
CelticJourney (06-10-2014)
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:50 PM.


A variety of opinions and ideas are shared on GCM. Personal experiences, suggestions, and tips found here are in no way intended to substitute for medical counsel from a healthcare professional. Always use your own good judgement and seek professional advice when in doubt about a health concern.

Amazon.com affiliate link

Copyright 1997-2017 by Gentle Christian Mothers™
An alternative-minded, evangelical Christian community supporting attachment parenting and natural living.

Do not post content elsewhere.
http://www.gentlechristianmothers.com/community/

Some smilies created and copyrighted by Mazeguy.
Some smilies and avatars created and copyrighted by flowermama and children -- do not use elsewhere.

Soli Deo Gloria
To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen. ~ Romans 16:27 (KJV)

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.