Dehydrated Vegetables

Dehydrated foods also maintain their nutrients for much longer than their fresh counterparts do. Research shows that fresh produce loses its vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant content within a few days of refrigeration — with reductions as high as 50% for some nutrients.

Dried foods should be stored in cool, dry, dark areas. Storage time for dried Vegetables recommended from 1 year to 2 years. the higher the temperature, the shorter the storage time.

Dehydrated foods won’t have quite as strong a flavor as fresh foods, however, after adding a little butter and salt and pepper, prepared, dehydrated food is every bit as tasty and sometimes even better tasting than canned vegetables

Dried and dehydrated vegetables are lightweight and easy to cook. They are especially useful for the outdoor adventure seeker

  • Banana Blossom
  • Breadfruit
  • Jackfruit
  • Brinjal
  • Bitter gourd
  • Salted Mango

Dehydrated Fruits

Dehydrated or Dried fruit is fruit from which the majority of the original water content has been removed, using specialized dehydrators

Dried fruits also contain more fiber and more of the antioxidants called phenols than fresh fruit, per ounce. Fiber fights heart disease, obesity, and some types of cancer For just about every type of dried fruit out there, health concerns come with their high concentrations of sugar, carbohydrates, and calories. When you dry fruit, you are concentrating all of its nutrients into a smaller package. That means you eat less dried fruit by weight to reach the same caloric threshold of fresh fruit

Most dried fruits can be stored for 1 year at 60ºF, 6 months at 80ºF

  • Mango
  • Banana
  • Strawberry
  • Watermelon
  • Jackfruit
  • Pineapple

Vegetables in Brine

Brining is a technique used to season uncooked ingredients and keep them juicy and firm even after cooking (though not all brined foods are cooked). Brine is a salt solution, and traditional brining is done by soaking ingredients, in brine prior to cooking

When you brine vegetables, the good bacteria create lactic acid that acts as a natural preservative inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria. As part of the process, the good bacteria lower the pH of the environment and produces CO2 (Carbon dioxide)

Store in a cool, dark place you can keep up to a year. or two years. Once a jar is opened, refrigerate the syrup for up to 2 weeks.

  • Lime (in highly concentrated salt)
  • Vegetables

Fruits in syrupy solution

Preserving foods in syrup remain as one of the oldest and most effective preservation methods for fruits. Adding syrup to fruits, the sweet syrup does not preserve the fruit but helps retain the food’s flavor, color, and shape. Because of having very little free water, Percentage of sugar syrup inhibit bacterial growth , thus act a preservative

Store in a cool, dark place, can preserve for a year. or two years Once a jar is opened, refrigerate the syrup for up to 2 weeks.

  • Pineapple
  • Mango
  • Rambutan
  • Jackfruit

Dehydrated herbs and spices

A spice is a seed, fruit, root, bark, or other plant substance primarily used for flavoring or coloring food. Spices are distinguished from herbs, which are the leaves, flowers, or stems of plants used for flavoring or as a garnish

Herbs are a widely distributed and widespread group of plants, excluding vegetables and other plants consumed for macronutrients, with savory or aromatic properties that are used for flavoring and garnishing food, for medicinal purposes, or for fragrances

Spices and herbs last longer when stored in a cool, dry location. So keeping jars of spices right next to your stove will significantly reduce their useful life. An enclosed spice rack or storing them in an opaque container will help your spices keep their flavor longer.

  • Cardamom
  • Turmeric
  • Lemon grass
  • Cloves
  • Ginger
  • Curry leaves
  • CinnamonPaper

Porridge and Soup

Porridge is something eaten generally for breakfast and is made out of grain or legumes, milk and/or water, heated and stirred until thick and typically eaten

whereas soup is a very different thing Any of various dishes commonly made by combining liquids, such as water or stock with other ingredients but it’s pretty much a liquid and comes in lots of different ingredients such as tomato, chicken & mushroom vegetables etc. sometimes you dip bread in soup

  • Rice Porridge

Coconut products

Coconut oil is an edible oil derived from the  milk of the coconut palm fruit. Coconut oil is a white solid fat; in warmer climates during the summer months it is a clear thin liquid oil, melting at warmer room temperatures of around 25 °C. Unrefined varieties have a distinct coconut aroma.

Coconut oil has many nutrients that can contribute to your health and to a good diet. It’s full of fatty acids that your body needs and may help improve cognitive function, metabolism, and hair and skin health

Health benefits of virgin coconut oil

  • Moisture the hair and scalp.
  • Prevent split ends and hair fall.
  • Prevent dandruff and graying of hair.