Dehydrating Strawberries

Strawberries and dessert

Dehydrating strawberries is easy to do. Ideal for snacks, baked goods, and cereal topping.

Add them to smoothies to add color!

Before we get going with drying the strawberries, here's a neat site's post that goes into great detail on how to grow strawberries, from preparing the bed to plucking!

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Strawberries Nutrition Info.

Strawberries are high in vitamin A, vitamin C, followed by Choline and vitamin K. There are trace amounts of vitamin E, Betaine, Pantothenic Acid, Niacin and vitamin B6.

In the mineral department, strawberries are high in Potassium, followed by Phosphorus, Calcium, Magnesium, and Fluoride.

Strawberries have trace amounts of Selenium, Manganese, Iron, and Copper. Strawberries contain Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids too.

You Pick 'em Farms!

Strawberry field

Obtaining great fresh strawberries from "You Pick 'Em" farms is probably the best way to go of obtaining sweet big strawberries ... so long as you don't 'put your back out' bending down!

It's a great activity for the kids (read: have the kids do the bending down!) Strawberries are easy to grow in pots, or in beds, no matter the size of your backyard. Don't forget to check out how easy it is to dehydrate all kinds of fruits. Check out our main Fruit page here.

Dehydrating Strawberries is Easy!

Let's get going with dehydrating strawberries:

If using frozen strawberries, slice them when they are partially thawed – then go to step 2.

  1. Wash fresh strawberries, cut off the top, and cut into 1/4" slices or into halves
  2. If you decided to simply cut your strawberries in half, place them on your food dehydrator trays with the cut-side up to prevent drips on the lower trays!
  3. Turn on your dehydrator and set the temperature between 125°F and 135°F
    (or per your food dehydrator's instructions).
Dehydrated Strawberries
  • Drying time: between 6-15 hours.
  • Dehydrated strawberries will be crisp and leathery when dried.
  • Remember to rotate your food dehydrator trays, for even drying.

After Dehydrating Strawberries,
Add Water To Re-Hydrate Them
For Adding To Smoothies!

raw strawberries in open palmsPhoto by Permission Camtasia 2018 for Susan Gast / Easy Food Dehydrating

How about this (it's a great way to get your vitamins) – start eating more fresh fruit and take less vitamin pills! The body needs the "good carbs" and NOT the "refined carbs" that are prevalent in cookies, cakes, and pasta – and bread.

Add strawberries to morning smoothies – delish!

After you've dehydrated your strawberries, you'll want to pack them away safely. Learn how to do just that by reading our Storing Dehydrated Food page. We cover the six steps from buying to storing! Speaking of the six steps, don't forget to sign up for our free Six Simple Steps eBook and/or visit our home page to learn more.

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