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Reconstituting Dehydrated Foods

I give classes at church on Preparedness and have been asked not only by them, but from friends that haven’t done any food dehydrating. How do you reconstitute the food you dry and does it taste and look good.” Some of them have never tasted any of their freeze dried food they have in storage, so that is why we encourage them to buy small packages of freeze dried food and try it. Not only to see if you like the taste but how to fix it when an emergency arises.

Here is a list of items and what they yield after reconstitution.…

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Rehydrating vegetables

Most vegetables need to be reconstituted and cooked prior to eating.  There are a few exceptions like potatoes and zucchini.  The best way to reconstitute most vegetables is to do it in two steps.  The first is to place the vegetables in a container and pour in an equal amount of water or other liquid.  Hot or boiling liquid will shorten the time, but it will begin to cook the food.  Cold liquid works fine but takes longer. The soak time depends on the size and thickness of the pieces.  It can take anywhere from 10 minutes to 2 hours.  Do not soak vegetables for longer than 2 hours or this can result in the growth of bacteria.…

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