JUICING FOR HEALTH
May 29, 2010 on 4:17 pm
If you grow your own garden and are about to embark on a raw food diet or simply want to maintain as much nutritional value from your homegrown foods as possible then you might want to consider investing in a food dehydrator.
Preserving that excess garden produce means that you will save money on your winter grocery bills and provide healthy food for your family all winter long.
While home canned fruits and vegetables are certainly healthier than the store bought ones, they really can’t be considered raw and you do lose a lot of the vitamins and nutrients from the high temperatures needed for canning.
Dehydrating your food gives you the benefit of keeping those fruits and vegetables close to the raw state and preserving more of the nutritional value of your produce because dehydrators use low temperatures and fans to remove the water from the food while maintaining a raw state.
These foods can then be used in soups, stews, and casseroles, eaten as snacks, or used to top salads. In addition, these handy machines can be used to make your own healthy snacks such as Kale chips or healthy fruit roll ups. They are just one more way of living healthier.
Sun Dried Tomatoes
Place in dehydrator 6 – 10 hours depending on what temperature you put them on and how dry you would like them. I don’t like them crisp but more chewy.
I then put them in a jar of olive oil and use them on pasta, stir fry or just as is. They are sweet as can be.
Fruit & Vegetable Juicers