When you are learning how to dehydrate berries, it takes a little more preparation, but it's well worth the time and effort! You can then enjoy them year 'round!
Today, I'm going over two specific berries, namely Blueberries and Cranberries.
How about a beautiful blueberry pie—and dress up plain old cereal in the morning!
And Cranberries at Christmas—who doesn't love cranberry sauce?
Blueberries are a wonderful source of vitamin A, vitamin C, followed by vitamin K. They have trace amounts of Folate, Choline, Niacin, vitamin E, Betaine, Thiamine, and Riboflavin.
The minerals they contain are: Phosphorus, Magnesium, Calcium, with trace amounts of Manganese, Iron, Zinc, and Copper. These fantastic berries contain Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids too.
Cranberries are also a good source of vitamins A, and vitamin C, followed by vitamin K, and Choline, plus trace amounts of Vitamin E, Folate, Pantothenic Acid and Betaine.
Their minerals are Potassium, Phosphorus, Calcium and Magnesium, with trace amounts of Manganese, Iron, Selenium, Zinc, and copper. They also contain Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids too.
Skip the dip in boiling water! How? Buy your blueberries and cranberries frozen!
You'll be able to skip the step because the manufacturer will have already done that step for you. How neat is that? Plus, you won't get stained fingers ... :-)
Ready to get busy dehydrating berries? Here's how:
If using a frozen variety, ignore steps 1 and 2
The Old Farmer's Almanac is a great go-to for discovering the best berry-picking times. For blueberries click here. Learn how to harvest cranberries here at Wikihow.
There are several different types of blueberries that you can grow. Some of the most popular varieties include:
Highbush Blueberry: The highbush blueberry is the most common type of blueberry grown in the United States. This variety has a sweet flavor and is often used in pies or jams.
Lowbush Blueberry: The lowbush blueberry is a variety that is native to Canada. This type of blueberry has a tart flavor and is often used in pies or sauces.
Blueberries are a type of fruit that is grown in acidic soil. Blueberry plants need full sun and moist soil to grow well. Watering blueberry plants regularly is important, as they will not tolerate drought conditions.
Blueberries are typically harvested in the summer, after the fruits have turned blue.
There are several different types of blueberry sauce that you can make. Some of the most popular varieties include:
Blueberry Syrup: This type of blueberry sauce is made from blueberries and sugar. Blueberry syrup is often served with pancakes or waffles.
Blueberry Coulis: Blueberry coulis is a type of blueberry sauce that is made from blended blueberries and strained to remove the seeds. Blueberry coulis is often served as a topping for desserts.
Many of us use Cranberries at
Christmas time. I mean, what turkey dinner is complete without
Cranberry sauce? So get busy dehydrating berries!
There are several different types of cranberry sauce that you can make. Some of the most popular varieties include:
Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce: This type of cranberry sauce is made from whole cranberries and sugar. Whole berry cranberry sauce is often served with turkey or ham.
Cranberry Relish: Cranberry relish is a type of cranberry sauce that is made from chopped cranberries, sugar, and spices. Cranberry relish is often served with turkey or ham.
Cranberries are a type of fruit that is grown in wet, acidic soil. Cranberry plants need full sun and moist soil to grow well. Watering cranberry plants regularly is important, as they will not tolerate drought conditions.
Cranberries are typically harvested in the fall, after the fruits have turned red.
There are several different types of cranberries that you can grow. Some of the most popular varieties include:
American Cranberry: The American cranberry is the most common type of cranberry grown in the United States. This variety has a tart flavor and is often used in pies or sauces.
Northern Cranberry: The northern cranberry is a variety that is native to Canada. This type of cranberry has a sweet flavor and is often used in desserts or as a garnish.
Here is an easy recipe to make your own Cranberry Sauce:
Make this Cranberry-Pineapple Pie Today
And that reminds me, my mom makes a killer dessert pie:
Mom's Cranberry and Pineapple Pie.
Mom makes this pie for special occasions—like birthdays—and now always at Christmas time. Now you know how to dehydrate berries, you can make this a new holiday favorite at your house!
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