Whoa, we just had a 13°C drop in temperature in less than 24 hours!
This calls for a hot cup of tea with a few slices of dehydrated lemons.
Dehydrated lemons are amazing antioxidants, packed with vitamins, minerals and fibre.
It`s an extra boost of vitamin C when your body needs it.
You can use dehydrated citrus in stews, teas, cakes, ice cream...
Pair it with our @thegreenjarshop unpasteurized wildflower Ontario honey - your immune system will thank you!
We love dehydrating food, because it allows one to:
-Enjoy fruits and veggies throughout the year
-Reduce food waste
-Store food in a smaller space
-Enjoy healthier, more flavourful foods
Want to try it at home?
To dry citrus, choose non-GMO, organic.
-Wash well and slice to about 1/4 inch. Make sure all slices are the same thickness to ensure even drying.
-Use an oven, food dehydrator or air fryer.
-Place slices in single layer and avoid overlapping.
-Dry at 35 Celsius or 95 Fahrenheit to maintain nutrients and colour. If not possible to keep the heat that low, then you dry as high as 60C/140F.
-Dry for about 2 to 4 hours, depending on temperature.
-Once the fruit snaps when you break it, you can be certain there is no more water content left ( this is important to avoid mould)
-Allow to completely cool, before storing.
-Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
When enjoying dried citrus in tea, we like to add a stick of cinnamon, clove and aromatic cardamon.
Do you dehydrate fruits or veggies to enjoy during the winter?
What`s your favourite?
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