Dehydrating Mushrooms

For Tasty Omelets and Soups!

Mushrooms

Special Care ...

Special care is needed when dehydrating mushrooms; don't wash them as that will make them too wet ... and they are dehydrated on 2 different temperature settings, see #3 in the instructions, below.

They are used in many recipes: Soups, and added to Stews, Omelets, and as Pizza toppings!

Back in the UK, I loved creamy mushrooms on toast! (I'll have to hunt out that recipe, now that I've had my short trip down memory lane here!) :-)





Mushrooms—Full of Minerals and Vitamins!

Mushrooms are full of
Minerals and Vitamins!

Mushrooms sliced on dehydrator

Mushrooms contain vitamin D, vitamin C, Choline, Folate, Betaine, and Niacin, followed by trace amounts of Pantothenic Acid, Riboflavin, Thiamin, and vitamin B6.

In the mineral department, they are a good source of Potassium, Phosphorus, followed by Magnesium and Calcium and also contain trace amounts of Iron, Zinc, Copper, and Selenium too. They also contain Omega-6 fatty acids.

How To Safely Dehydrate Mushrooms

How To Safely
Dehydrate Mushrooms


  1. Buy them pre-sliced for convenience. If you're using whole ones, gently wipe them with a clean damp cloth first to clean them. That's all you need to do. If whole, slice from the cap top down through the stem, into 3/8" slices.
  2. Arrange your slices on your food dehydrator trays, making sure the slices don't overlap.
  3. SPECIAL NOTE: Turn on your food dehydrator at 90°F for Excalibur dehydrators,
    and 95°F for Nesco dehydrators - for two to three hours THEN set the temperature to 125°F and dry for the remaining time.
  • They will be leathery when fully dried.
  • Drying time: 3 hours at low temperature, then up to 10 hours on higher temperature.
  • Please remember to rotate your trays for even drying.




Dehydrated mushrooms in a bowl

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE:

Don't be fooled by the first drying. After conditioning (having dehydrated foods sit around for a day in Ziploc bags on your kitchen counter – this helps disperse any remaining dampness evenly), they may still be too damp for vacuuming packing – so don't be afraid to really dry them out by giving them another go-around in the dehydrator – it's what I usually end up having to do...

Test for excess moisture by squeezing the slices.

Dehydrated mushrooms in a bowl

VERY
IMPORTANT
NOTE:

Don't be fooled by the first drying. After conditioning (having dehydrated foods sit around for a day in Ziploc bags on your kitchen counter – this helps disperse any remaining dampness evenly), they may still be too damp for vacuuming packing – so don't be afraid to really dry them out by giving them another go-around in the dehydrator – it's what I usually end up having to do...

Test for excess moisture by squeezing the slices.

Store your Mushrooms in these Mason Jars

Store your Mushrooms
in these Mason Jars

Mason Jars - Wide Neck
Qt. Jars


Mason Jars - Wide Neck
Pint jars


Mason Jars - Wide Neck -
1/2 Pint Jars


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