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 Post subject: Dehydrated & Dried Food Shelf Life
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:36 pm 
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All About Dehydrated Vegetables
https://www.usaemergencysupply.com/information-center/all-about/all-about-dehydrated-vegetables

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Dehydration techniques have come a long way in recent years. Old technology left as much as 30% moisture in the dehydrated products. Nor did these poorly dehydrated foods store very well. With present technology, moisture levels have been reduced to 2% or 3%. Gone are the pliable dehydrated foods. Now they break with a crisp "snap" when bent. With moisture levels reduced to 2%-3%, storage life has been increased to several years. In doing background work for this study, I opened up a can of dehydrated carrots and another can of onions that were 8 years old. They had each been stored for at least 3 of those years in a warm garage. During the last five years they were in our basement food storage room. During a careful taste test I could not tell the difference between the items 8 years old and the freshly dehydrated carrots and onions. Next, I opened a can of potato flakes we've had in our food storage for the last 15 years. This can of potato flakes has followed us around for what seems like numberless apartments and homes, sometimes stored well and sometimes not. How did they taste? Really nice and fresh. --- continued at link, above ---


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 Post subject: Re: Dehydrated Food & Drying Foods Yourself-Dehydrating
PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:30 pm 
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Shelf Life of Dehydrated Foods

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Home Dehydrated Food Shelf Life
http://modernsurvivalblog.com/preps/hom ... helf-life/

Image Four major factors will affect the shelf life of long term storage of home dehydrated food

    1. Temperature
    2. Moisture
    3. Oxygen
    4. Light
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:44 am 
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Storage Life of Dehydrated Foods

LDS Preparedness Manual
http://www.green-trust.org/freebooks/Preparedness.pdf

Pages 105-107

Determining the storage life of foods is at best an inexact science as there are so many variables. These range from the condition your food was in when you first purchased it and includes many other factors. This page was written with input by Mr. Stephen Portela who has over 30 years of professional food storage experience. This information should be used as a general guide only, and should not be followed “as the gospel truth” because your results may be different.

Four Factors that effect food storage: --- Continued at link, above, page 105-107 ---


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 Post subject: Re: Dehydrated Food & Drying Foods Yourself-Dehydrating
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:02 am 
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Storing Dehydrated Vegetables, Fruits and Dairy

The Survival Guide To Long Term Food Storage: Part 2
http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Survival-Gu ... age-Part-2

Dehydrated Vegetables

    Celery
    Cabbage
    Broccoli
    Carrots
    Peppers
    Onions
    Green Beans
    Potatoes
    Mushrooms
    Corn
    Tomatoes
    Peas
    Parsnips

Fully dehydrated vegetables are excellent candidates for long term storage. Under optimal oxygen free conditions at a stable, constant, cool room temperature expect up to eighteen years of storage.

Dehydrated Fruits

Strawberries
Cherries
Bananas
Apples
Pineapples
Pears
Peaches
Apricots

Fruits can last a surprisingly long time in dehydrated storage conditions. Under optimal oxygen free conditions at a stable, constant, cool room temperature expect up to twenty years of storage.

Dehydrated Dairy

Butter or Margarine Powder
Cocoa Powder
Cheese Powder
Powder Eggs
Powder Milk
Whey Powder

Fat free dairy products tend to store for much longer periods than those that contain fat. Under optimal oxygen free conditions at a stable, constant, cool room temperature expect up to four years of storage.


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