Dehydrating 101



PINEAPPLES  are easy to prepare for Dehydrating.  Pineapples, when choosing for Dehydrating,  should be a Yellow-Brown Color without any Soft, Wet or Dark Spots. 

  • Sanitize Trays
  • Throughly Rinse Pineapple, Cut off The Crown (Leaf Area) and Peel.  
  • Remove the Core and any Seed Areas or Rough Areas on the outside.
  • Cut into 1/4″-1/2″ Slices or Wedges.  Wear Gloves as Pineapple is very Acidic.
  • Pineapples are Dehydrated at 135*F/57*C Until like Leather.
  • Takes about 14 Hours to Dehydrate Depending upon Humidity.

Also, I cut up about Four or Five Pineapples as One Pineapple does not make enough for me and I want to make it worth my time and effort.  Pineapples have a High Sugar Content so be careful not to eat too many.  Pineapples can be used in Breads, Cookies, Cakes, Granola, Baked or Fried Fritters and Puddings.

Kids that are Running and Jumping as they Play Burn off any calories they would consume.  I would not give too many slices to someone with a sedentary lifestyle.  I Use Excalibur Dehydrators and I use their instructions for Dehydrating.  

Every Dehydrating Appliance I have used in the past always had instructions with that particular appliance as to how to Dehydrate Particular Foods.  I hope you enjoy Dehydrating Pineapples.  Keep them on hand for Baking or Snacks when you Travel or for Emergencies.

  Always prepare for a Natural Disaster and keep Dehydrated Food in a  Backpack or Several Backpacks nearby so that if you have to flee you can cut down on expenses.   You can put your monies toward shelter instead of food.  We have seen people Fleeing Fires, Floods, Volcanoes, Terrorists, etc.  Also,  in Emergencies, Food is not always  Readily Available…stay prepared.


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