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I am so pleased that the Prudent Living Market will be carrying the Excalibur Dehydrators! There are so many things you can do with a dehydrator that will help you to have a well-stocked pantry! Drying fruits and vegetables and making your own jerky are just a few of the many uses! You can make your own fruit rolls, use it to make yogurt and best of all it can save you money on your food bills. I have owned an Excalibur Dehydrator for years and have used it to make the best “sun dried tomatoes”! These can then be stored in a glass jar and say fresh all year. Today I am going to dehydrate carrots. My garden produced a bumper crop of carrots and I don’t have the freezer space to store a lot of frozen carrots. Dehydrating carrots couldn’t be easier.

Wash the carrots and trim off the tops. (I also peeled them first) Cut your carrots into ¼” slices. Dehydrate carrots at 100 degrees for about 16 hours. Store dried carrots in a clean, dry, airtight container, in a cool, dark location. Dried carrots can be added directly to stews and soups without rehydrating. To rehydrate, soak in cold water for 30 minutes and drain.

Sure is nice having jars of bright colorful carrots in your pantry!

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