Dehydrating Food Ingredients-Old story -New Methods
Preserving food has always been the first and foremost concern for man since the beginning. After harvest food starts to break down as heat, cold, time and moisture are the biggest enemies of food and its lifetime. Man has always tried his best for ages to preserve food by adopting different methods.
Methods of preserving foods used vary in all ages. In early times people used to preserve food by drying it with the sun and man by being creatively used to introduce other methods such as refrigeration, fermentation, canning, pasteurization, freezing, irradiation, and the addition of chemicals. In the old times, dehydration was just a home industry but nowadays dehydration has become a business that is more than a home task. Dehydration of food is done now at the mass level by adopting the latest technologies.
Businesses have identified the market demand for raw food due to the increase in population that leads to the requirement for dehydrating products. Food dehydration businesses are flourishing to preserve the taste and quality of food for a longer period. Moreover, dehydrated food does not contain any waste due to its purified finished form. The food dehydrating business also plays an important role by stabilizing the prices of seasonal products.