“The more colorful the food, the better. I try to add color to my diet, which means vegetables and fruits.” – Quote by Misty May-Treanor, American volley ball player.
Dehydration refers to the process of removing the water from any object and in this blog; we are discussing the benefits of keeping and eating dehydrated fruits and vegetables when you feel like, where you feel like, and how you feel like. The benefits are enjoyed by harried single executives like Sachin Xavier of Bangalore who has crazy long hours, Dr Puja Nandrajog who is a mother of two and a full-time dentist, and Sudha Dwivedi the pivot of a traditional joint family in Gurgaon. Do you also relish dehydrated fruits and vegetables and use them as part of your daily health & cooking ritual? If not, please read the myriad benefits below and make them a part of your daily routine. Happy reading and happy munching always!!
The Benefits of Dehydrating Fruits and Vegetables are as following:
Longevity –Unlike fresh fruits which are seasonal, dehydrated fruits and veggies can be enjoyed at any time of the year; one is not bound by the limitations of the season. Thus, winter fruits or vegetables can be enjoyed in the height of summer and vice versa. As drying / dehydrating fruits and vegetables have been a part of man’s history, it has been a great alternative to canning or freezing the raw veggies and fruits.
Convenience– For all busy people (single, married, or with family), time and convenience are of utmost importance. Dehydrated Fruits and Vegetables do not perish or need refrigeration, nor are they messy or sticky. They are lightweight, compact, and easy to carry so ideally for camping, road trips, picnics, office, and ferrying on public transport like trains / planes and buses.
Nutrition–Apart from the water-soluble vitamins which get lost in the dehydration process, all other nutrients and health benefits such as fibre content and iron remain intact. Dehydrate fruits and vegetables contain no fat, cholesterol, or sodium.
Quick energy –For those who need a pick – me – up of quick energy, packs of dehydrated fruits and vegetables are just ideal. With the water content gone, their nutrient, calorie, and sugar content are concentrated. Therefore, for those with low energy or on the move or in hectic work schedules, these are ideal sources of quick energy.
As you can see there are many benefits of dehydrated fruits and vegetables. People have been doing various things to preserve the longevity of fresh fruits and vegetables since time immemorial, in India the tradition of pickles & chutneys is just an example of the same. Dehydration has been a tradition in many cultures and communities; now modern technology has made it just easy for busy people like you and me to reach out for them in easy to carry and convenient ways. Try the blueberry pack today; it’s good for munching and baking.