A question about oxygen absorbers

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BiscuitsMcSnugglepuff Wed 20-Feb-19 22:35:30

Hey all!

I have just started playing around with a dehydrator, but I’m not sure what “cc” oxygen absorber I will need for storage - i will be drying out a variety of fruit and veg and they will be going in either 1 or 1.5 litre glass jars.

Could anyone give me some advice (or even better, links 😁)?

As a side note, are there any things that you like to dehydrate that are particularly good? And how long would you say they would keep with my method of storage?


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BiscuitsMcSnugglepuff Thu 21-Feb-19 13:43:14

Anyone? sad

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bellinisurge Thu 21-Feb-19 13:52:23

Sorry I missed this. There are a few good books including "An idiot's guide to .." which is probably specifically marketed at me grin.
I don't

BiscuitsMcSnugglepuff Thu 21-Feb-19 13:59:32

I could be wrong but I think most of your post might be missing... grin

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bellinisurge Thu 21-Feb-19 14:02:33

Oops ... I use oxygen absorbers myself bought from Amazon. Also citric acid to dissolve in water which most fruit/veg require a 10 min soak in first.
Highly recommend 1960HikerDude on YouTube.

BiscuitsMcSnugglepuff Thu 21-Feb-19 14:33:27

Thank you for getting back to me bellini 😊

What cc do you use?

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bellinisurge Thu 21-Feb-19 14:34:08

Dehydrate water melon - those chunks you get in the supermarket. Often on half price but still looking good and fresh. Absolutely delicious. Intense melon flavour. Or other melon chunks. Slice them to about 2-3 mm thick before dehydrating them.
I pick them up at Aldi all the time.

bellinisurge Thu 21-Feb-19 14:36:03

Mine were 300 cc.

BiscuitsMcSnugglepuff Thu 21-Feb-19 14:39:34

I think I’ve seen you mention watermelon on these boards before - I will have to try it grin

Also, thanks for letting me know the cc! Too many options!

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bellinisurge Thu 21-Feb-19 14:44:13

That was a "take a wild guess" choice that I made and the product has suited me. I think it's from Freshepak Ltd. I got it from Amazon.
My Idiots Guide to Dehydrating was also from Amazon. Second hand so it was cheap.

BiscuitsMcSnugglepuff Thu 21-Feb-19 14:51:52

Haha it obviously worked out grin thank you for your help! Also good I asked because I hadn’t thought of the citric acid wash 😅

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bellinisurge Thu 21-Feb-19 14:56:24

I think my beloved melon doesn't need a citric acid wash. grinIt's actually not much of a big deal to do for other veg/fruit.

BiscuitsMcSnugglepuff Thu 21-Feb-19 16:40:21

I suppose it’s probably more fruits with skins being dried as well? Berries etc? I found some amazing blueberries at a local market stool the other day so going to go back for a load more next week to dehydrate 😁 will be handy to have some for that!

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bellinisurge Thu 21-Feb-19 16:43:29

Make sure you pop the skin of each blueberry with a needle. I know it's a drag. But worth it if the blueberries are sweet and yummy.
Or look at blueberry fruit leather.

BiscuitsMcSnugglepuff Thu 21-Feb-19 19:28:39

I will do 😊 I want them as small dried blueberries so I can use them in baking (as well as nibbling on the occasional one just because 😂) the ones I got the other day were amazing - big, juicy and delicious! Hopefully they are that good next week!

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BlackeyedSusan Mon 04-May-20 13:41:49

Fuck sake who left this thread here, accidentally bumped into it....

BanKittenHeels Tue 05-May-20 19:37:29

Has anyone got any oxygen absorber supplier recommendations?

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