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How To Freeze Dry Fruit At Home?

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To freeze dry fruit at home, what do you need?
●Choose your favorite fruit (strawberry, banana, peach, watermelon, grape, orange, grapefruit, etc.)
●A mini freeze dry machine (this machine will help you to omit a lot of tedious steps, easy to operate and easy to use)
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Teach you how to use a freeze dryer to make fruit freeze-dried?
➩Step 1: Pick fruits with high water content.
●Apples, berries, grapes, peaches and pears are among the most popular choices for freeze drying. However, you can also use bananas, kiwis, mangoes, pineapples, citrus, or anything else you might want to enjoy in the future.
●Foods that contain a lot of water tend to be the easiest to handle. When you freeze them, they freeze, which helps maintain their structure as the moisture slowly evaporates.

➩Step 2: Wash and dry your fruit.
●Place fruit in a colander or wire strainer and run under cool water. Make an effort to remove as much dirt, debris and waxy residue as possible. When done, pat the fruit dry with a layer of folded paper towels or a clean dry towel.
●It is important to dry your fruit thoroughly before proceeding. Starting with wet fruit increases the amount of ice that must evaporate during freezing, causing the dehydration process to take longer.
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➩Step 3: Place Food in Freeze Dryer Tray
(Note: Make sure the food does not exceed the height of the tray)
If possible, arrange your fruit so that there is a little space between each piece. It's okay if the edges touch, but try not to crowd the baking sheet as this can cause sticking. More space means better airflow, and better airflow means less freeze time.
You can also place the fruit on a metal cooling or drying rack, as long as the fruit is large enough not to slip through the gaps.

➩Step 4: Put the tray in the dryer and close the door
Freeze food between -40 and -50 degrees and allow 24 hours for the process to complete.

➩Step 5: After 24 hours, the fresh and delicious fruit freeze-drying is complete! After completion, freeze-dry the fruit and put it in a fresh-keeping bag or storage jar for sealed storage.
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