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Drying fruits?

Discussion in 'Foods, Treats & Home Recipes.' started by keris hermies, Jun 16, 2007.

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  1. keris hermies

    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    How do you dry fruits like bananas and strawberry's?It's a dumb ? I know but,seriously how?Lol.
     
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    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Someone anyone please tell me!
     
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    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    I think you bake them?(bananas) Sorry i don't know for sure
    I look around for you see what i can find
     
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    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    Here's what you do to dry apples: First wash and core the apples then cut the apples into ¼" thick slices. Next, mix a solution of equal parts fresh lemon juice and water. Dip the slices into the solution, then place on a cookie sheet. Set your oven at 200 degrees (keep in mind ovens vary). Keep the door slightly ajar as this helps regulate the heat inside the oven as well as keep the air circulating. Place the cookie sheet on the oven rack and be sure it's not close to the oven element, otherwise, the fruit may burn. Bake the slices for eight to ten hours. Turn the slices every so often so they will bake evenly. Remove the slices, let cool completely and, just like that, you have dried apples.
    To dry oranges, lemons and limes: Place a thin layer of silica gel on a cookie sheet. Place the orange, lemon and lime slices (about ¼" thick) on top of the gel. Use the same baking procedure described for the apples. Bake eight to ten hours in a 200 degrees oven with door ajar. Turn occasionally for even baking. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Brush off any silica gel that may be attached.

    Found in Home & Garden Cook Book
     
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    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Alrighty then.Thank you sooo much!
     
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    You lay them out in the sun on a Peice of tin foil watch them for about two hours making sure ants don't get them Flip them.
     
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    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Wow!I did'nt know that.lol.
     
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    Silica Gel??? I don't think that would be wise to use for hermit crabs.
     
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    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    I don't even know what silica gel is!Lol.
     
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    when I do mine I use a dehydrator. It's fast and the oven doesn't really dry them all the way. They still are kind of moist. I tried bell peppers one time and they never hardened up.
     
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    isn't silica gel that stuff that people put in shoe boxes when you buy them from the stores to keep them fresh?
     
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    and if you wanna keep bugs away, just lay out a few mothballs, lol. those things keep everything away
     
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    I wouldnt put the mothballs in or near the tank.
     
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    silver616 "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    I take the lazy way out for dried fruits....I buy it at the pet store in the bird and/or hamster section...all different varieties of dried fruit with no preservatives.
     
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