Food Preservation Drying
Drying foods preserves them by removing water in foods that is required for microbial growth and for most chemical spoilage reactions. Low humidity, low heat and good air circulation are critical for successful drying. You can use a dehydrator, oven, microwave or even air-dry some foods.
How To... Dry Foods
There are three methods commonly used for home drying:
Whatever the method used, the prepared food should be place carefully on trays so that air can circulate around the product and between the trays.