What are food dehydrators?
Food dehydrators are a great way to reduce your cost of food, increase your nutritional intake and speed up your cooking.
In the past our ancestors relied on the sun to dry out food, but these days it is a process where moisture is removed from foods by circulating air at a very low temperature in an oven-like device including two main designs: stacked shelves and pull out shelves.
In this article we will cover the benefits of using food dehydration plus some great tips on deciding the best machine for your home or business, all backed by Vitality 4 Life’s 30 day return policy, 24/7 customer support and extended warranties.
What are the main benefits of dehydrating food?
There are many benefits to dehydrating your food and getting a food hydrator machine.
Increases your fibre intake
Studies have shown that food dehydration helps to i
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Compare food dehydrators in New Zealand with our handy Food Dehydrator Comparison table. Below we outline the features and benefits of each dehydrator, making it easier for you to make the right choice.
You can shop and compare our range of BioChef Food Dehydrators here.
With the ever increasing popularity of dehydrating foods at home, it's not uncommon to be presented with a wide range of options from both leading New Zealand and international brands - whether you're shopping online or browsing the shelves in department stores across New Zealand you're sure to come across a variety of brands and styles.
We've found customers are less familiar with the newer square/ rectangular design as they are with the circular style dehydrator with stackable trays. Therefore, we believe it's imperative that we outline the difference between the two to better help you decide
Designed for drying a vast array of fruits and vegetables and even activating nuts and seeds; food dehydrators are quickly becoming a household staple across the country as they are simple to use, inexpensive to run and a healthy alternative to store-bought foods.
Commonly used by campers and hikers because of the safe nature of the preservation method, food dehydrators run at very low temperatures and use both air and heat to remove moisture or water content from foods. And as we all know, water is what makes food spoil or go bad, so by using a food dehydrator to remove this moisture or water content, it means that bacteria and mould cannot grow - therefore allowing for an extended shelf life and a very low risk and healthy snack.
Still not convinced? Read on to discover the top ten benefits of owning a food dehydrator.
1. Dehydrated Foods Taste Great
Using a food dehydrator to remove moisture from food items such as fruits, vegetables and meats, creates
With the BioChef Dehydrator and you can control the quality of the food you are eating. Take advantage of the supermarket offers: buy in bulk, buy in season and nothing will go to waste. These dehydrators are versatile size, range, temperature and design which means you can virtually dehydrate any produce.
Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs
Save money by buying in bulk, buying in season and special offers. Dry your store bought or home grown produce vegetables by preserving them naturally with no added sugars, preservatives or flavours in your Excalibur Dehydrator.
Children’s Healthy Snacks and Lunch Box Treats
Store bought fruit leathers and snack bars are often laden with sugar and preservatives. With the dehydrator you know exactly what is going into the mix to make their favourite combination of natural fruit roll-ups or fruit leathers. Add a dash of yoghurt for creamy roll ups. A combination of banana, yoghurt and cinnamon
The BioChef Dehydrator is a versatile and easy to use kitchen appliance, allowing you to create natural, wholesome and healthy snacks, bread alternatives, meat jerky and much, much more!
Dried Fruit and Fruit Leathers
By simply blending your favourite fruit combinations you can create real fruit roll ups or leathers, minus the sugar, sodium and preservatives commonly found in your typical store bought fruit roll ups.
Healthy Vegetable Chips, Crackers and Snacks
Make you own healthy natural chips with dried vegetables simply by cutting up the produce and drying for the appropriate time. Time guides are listed in the recipe book. You can dry pretty much anything but a few examples are beetroot, zucchini, sweet potato. A simple sprinkle of sea salt and this makes a wonderful snack. Another favourite recipe is to blend omega-3 rich Flax Seeds with water and seasoning, mould into flat cracker shapes and dehydrate.