How to Dehydrate Fruit, but Keep It Chewy

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Just because you want to dehydrate fruit doesn't mean that the fruit in question will no longer be chewy. Dehydrate fruit but keep it chewy with help from an internationally recognized holistic health and wellness expert in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Koya Webb, Author of Koya's Kuisine: Foods You Love That Love You Back. And I'm going to show you how to dehydrate fruit and keep it chewy. So, you just want to take, I have a bowl of strawberries here, I love strawberries, they're my favorite fruit and sometimes I want a snack. And we want a snack and you want to keep them fresh at the same time, dehydration is a good key to having snacks on the go, whether you're going for a long trip or if you just need a snack around the house or the office. So, first you want to just slice your fruit; any type of slice you like is fine, just slice your fruit here and the key to keeping this, it chewy is dipping it in a little bit of lemon juice and a little bit of water. So, we're just going to pour a little bit of water, about a half a cup of water into the bowl and then we're going to pour a half a cup of lemon juice into the bowl. And as I'm cutting the rest of my strawberries, I'm just going to toss them into the bowl, into the lemon juice mixture and that's what's going to keep them from getting hard when I dehydrate them. So, you at least want to leave your strawberries or any fruit, you could do this with kiwi or oranges, any fruit you like, you want to leave it in the bowl for at least five minutes. But basically, I'll, I've already pre-prepped in, I've already done my strawberries; so, I'm just going to put those in the water and then, you want to put them in your dehydrator. I have a Excalibur Dehydrator here and I'm just going to show you my already dehydrated strawberries. So, here's what they'll look like. As you can see, they're nice and chewy; mmmm, mmm, mmm, mmm, it's so yummy. So, I let them soak there in the lemon and water for five minutes, then I transfer them to the dehydrator. Now, the dehydrator sometimes you leave it for like six to eight hours, sometimes it can take up to 12 hours. It really just depends on your dehydrator setting. So, I would check them like after four hours and then at six, just to make sure that they're the consistency that you like. So, that's how you dehydrate fruit and keep it chewy. Thanks for joining me and you can always visit me at


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