Compare the Best Food Dehydrators in Ireland and Choose the Best Dehydrator for You to Buy
Food Dehydration is generally considered the healthiest, easiest, and most economical way to preserve bulk foods.
In fact, drying food using sun and wind to prevent spoilage has been practised since ancient times, and was the earliest form of food curing.
Food Drying is a method of food preservation that works by removing water from the food, which inhibits the growth of microorganisms and hinders quality decay. Bacteria, yeasts and moulds need the water in the food to grow, and drying effectively prevents them from surviving in the food.
Fruits change character completely when dried: the plum becomes a prune, the grape a raisin; figs and dates are also transformed into new and delicious foods containing concentrated levels of antioxidants.
Deeply pigmented fruits such as cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackcurrants, figs, cherries and mangoes have significant levels of antioxidants. Recently, dehydrated vegetables that are known to be high in antioxidants such as kale are becoming very popular for sale in health food shops but can be expensive. Many different foods are prepared by dehydration and are a good source of energy and protein. Good examples are meats such as prosciutto, bresaola, and beef jerky.
We all know that we need to consume more fruits & vegetables, but sometimes it's not that easy! With our busy and fast-paced lifestyles, we often reach for a quick fix and succumb to unhealthy snacks to sustain us during the day. Although we know this eventually leads to a lack of vitality and energy, or worse, weight gain and other compounding issues such as diabetes and obesity, we are often trapped in a cycle with seemingly no way out!
We all seek a quick alternative to consuming healthier, delicious and energy sustaining foods... Bio Chef brings you a solution!
The Bio Chef Food Dehydrators are versatile and easy-to-use and with an endless range of uses including making dried fruit & vegetables, meat jerky, dried flowers, dough art, bread alternatives, real fruit roll-ups... you can let your imagination run wild with the Bio Chef Dehydrators!
Using a thermostatically controlled fan, the Bio Chef food dehydrator dries out fresh foods and seals in the flavour, while preserving naturally occurring enzymes and nutrients. Dried foods will last for longer in storage, without the need for preservatives.
Start with making your own healthy chips with dried vegetables simply by cutting up the produce and drying for the appropriate time. Time guides are listed in the free Bio Chef Recipe book. You can dry pretty much anything but a few healthy examples are beetroot, zucchini, sweet potato and kale. A simple sprinkle of sea salt and this makes a wonderful healthy, energy sustaining snack.