PULLMAN, Wash. — Home drying of fruits and vegetables is a good way to preserve some of the tastes of summer from your own garden. The process prevents spoilage by depriving microorganisms and enzymes of the moisture they need to be active.
“Home Drying of Fruits & Vegetables,” a 28-page bulletin published jointly by Cooperative Extension at Washington State University, the University of Idaho and Oregon State University, provides information on drying methods, selection of food for drying, drying in a dehydrator, packaging, storage and a variety of other topics.
Copies can be ordered from the Washington State University Cooperative Extension Bulletins Office by calling 1-800-723-1763. Ask for PNW397. Cost is $2.50 including shipping and handling. Washington residents should add 17 cents sales tax.
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