Drying Fruits & Vegetables Self-Test
Answer True or False to each statments
FALSE - If the temperature was 175°F, case hardening could occur where the outside of the food dries hard before the inside moisture can escape. Keep the temperature around 140°F for best results.
FALSE - Blanching vegetables before drying destroys enzymes, not bacteria.
TRUE - Prop the oven door open to maintain the low temperature and let moisture escape during drying.
TRUE - Properly dried foods reconstitute well. They return to approximately their original size, form and appearance and retain much of their aroma and flavor.