|Top of Nesco FD-75PR Dehydrator|
One quick way to preserve those herbs (and fruits and vegetables) is by using a dehydrator.
A dehydrator is similar to a slow cooker. You can set it and forget it. And if you go a little long, it's very forgiving. For most things, you can place your items to be dried in the dehydrator in the evening and wake up to a finished product.
|Fresh Mint on Dehydrator Tray|
Raw foodists opt for the more expensive Excalibur (around $220) that offers a more even drying result and on/off timer.
As our kids were enjoying their dried pineapple pieces as a snack today (from the fresh pineapple I dried last week), I thought I would write a quick post and suggest a dehydrator as a way to preserve your foods and offer a preservative free snack option.
|Mint Leaves After Dehydrating|
|Dehydrated pineapple chunks the kids love for a snack|