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Harvest Dehydrator

Post by Susan on October 31, 2011

One of the questions that I get constantly is whether raw food recipes that involve a dehydrator can be made with an oven instead. Unless your oven can be set below 118 degrees, the answer is no – even convection ovens don’t have the airflow needed for effective dehydration, and the concentrated heat destroys key nutrients…

Dehydration 101
Dehydration 101

Dehydration Basics You may have noticed that I have been posting some interesting dehydration instructions with the recipes. “Dehydrate at 145 for one hour and then reduce the temperature to 114…” Those instructions inspired one reader to write to me and inform me that the food was no longer considered “raw” because enzymes are destroyed…