If you're eager to start dehydrating carrots, we're here to help!
You can dehydrate whole baby carrots (takes longer), or slice them lengthwise, or in 'coins.'
By doing the slicing this way for coins (or thin lengthwise cuts), you'll save on dehydrator-time.
Whichever way you slice 'em, make sure that they are pretty much the same thickness; this again helps in the drying-department - they'll dry more evenly!
Farther down the page we explain fully how to dehydrate carrots.
Carrots are well-known for their great source of beta carotene (Vitamin A), and are a great source of Folate, and Vitamin K.
Carrots rank well for their mineral content: Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Magnesium.
Carrots' trace minerals are Fluoride, Manganese, Zinc, Selenium, and Copper ... and they give you orange hands when handling, so use those latex gloves for protection ... and to keep your germs off the carrots!
Carrots contain Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids too.
When dehydrating carrots, I prefer to use fresh whole carrots and slice them after peeling, but you can use whole frozen baby carrots with great results.
Remember that baby carrots WILL take longer to dehydrate due to their size/thickness.
Frozen carrots are a great stand-in and require absolutely NO preparation!
Fresh carrots need peeling then slicing, or grating, and I highly recommend a mandoline for the slicing.
BE CAREFUL with a mandoline slicer ... they're very sharp!
When you have finished slicing or grating, place the carrots in a
glass bowl (or any non-plastic bowl as plastic stains easily and holds odors). Spray with lemon juice, tossing
the carrots as you go to make sure they're sprayed evenly.
TIP: Use a pump-top from a new unused spray bottle, pick one that fits your lemon juice bottle. Look for a bottle that has a long enough plastic tube that will reach to the bottom of your lemon juice bottle.
Easy to make Vegetable Soup; use dehydrated veggies to make this family favorite!
See how many veggies it takes to fill four full dehydrator trays, so you know how much to buy!
It’s easy to dehydrate veggies when you know how! Use fresh, or frozen - or right from your garden!
Yes, even your kids will eat it! Use fresh florets or frozen. We’ll show you how.