Steps to Follow when Drying Herbs in a Dehydrator

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A dehydrator provides its users with a quicker, easier and more consistent drying compared to drying herbs in the sun or through other methods. When using a dehydrator, there are certain things you need to do so that the herbs dry evenly and do not lose any of their functional properties. It is worth noting that drying herbs proves to be a useful and reliable way to preserve the herbs for later use in craft and cooking. It also helps in retaining the herbs’ flavors and as such; they remain nutritional beneficial throughout the time they will be preserved. Same as the article posted by Paul Woods, this article provides a guide on drying herbs in a dehydrator. Below are some of the steps to follow:

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Wash the herbs

Herbs may contain a ton of dirt from the garden, and as such, they should be washed to remove the dirt. When washing the herbs, ensure that you rinse them gently using clean water to remove the dirt without damaging the herbs. After washing them, spread the herbs on towels in the shade to remove the surface water. Avoid sun drying the herbs in the sun to remove the surface water, as this may be detrimental to the nutrients and moisture content in the herbs. A mild warm breeze is enough to remove the surface water when the herbs are spread out for about an hour.

Prepare the herbs

HERBSAfter all the surface water has been removed from the herbs, the next thing you should do is prepare the herbs for drying. Remove the stems (if you are drying leafy herbs).  This helps in increasing the surface area of the herbs thus allowing for quick drying.  Spread out the leaves on drying screens to provide sufficient space for air circulation. Do not place too many leaves on the tray at once, as this is likely to lead to uneven drying whereby some parts of the herbs dry more than the others.

Dehydrate until crumby

Once you have prepared the herbs for dying, the next thing you should do is place the herbs in the dehydrator to dry. You should then set the ideal temperature of the dehydrator depending on the herbs you are drying. Some herbs require high temperatures to dry while others require low temperatures. As such, it is necessary to understand the temperature requirements of the herbs you are drying. Avoid using too high or too low temperatures, as this is likely to interfere with the nutritional composition of the herbs. Generally, herbs take between 6-24 hours to dry well. The best way to know that the herbs are fully dried is by checking if they are crumby.

Store the herbs in a glass jar

After drying the herbs in the dehydrator, you should store them in a glass jar. Ensure that you use airtight storage to prevent moisture from affecting the moisture. Keep the leaves whole makes it possible to have a long-lasting from the herbs than if they were crumbled. As such, only crumble the herbs when they are ready to use.

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Drying herbs in a dehydrator provide you with control, flexibility and guarantee of constant supply of the herbs throughout even when the herbs are the off-season. This process is reliably fast and not as complicated as it is presumed to be.…

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The Groomsmen Gift Ideas

Gifting the groomsmen is a way of saying thank you for being there for you and making the day memorable in how the day was. The groomsmen will pray a big part of your wedding, and it will determine if the wedding will be successful or not.

This article will give you unique groomsmen gifts ideas that will help you when you are shopping. The first thing that you should do is buy something that you would also want to have, but don’t go for something way too gorgeous because the groomsmen may not use the gift. The ideas to consider when buying the groomsmen gifts.

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Buy a guy thing

hghggghghghIt’s as easy as that, but you should purchase a guy’s thing. Something that a man can wear, and not necessary just wear but something that the guy will associate with. Things like silver or leather flask are one of the best groomsmen gift ideas that are available that the groomsmen will appreciate.

Make it personal

Make the gift personal, in a way that the groomsmen will know that you were thinking about them when shopping for the gift. Making it personal will mean that you are grateful for all that they did and you appreciate them. Make it known to your friends that the gift is from you and a gift that will say that you have already said goodbye to the bachelor life.

Go an extra mile

Like the rest of your actions, the gift should say that say thank you in a generous manner. Don’t just go to the shop and just pick anything, take time and think of what the groomsmen would want. Take time to the store when searching for the gifts.

Give an experience

The best way to thank your groomsmen is making the gift give them a new experience. The groomsmen are people that you know, and for one reason or another, you will know of all the activities they have engaged in and which ones they wish to try. If they have been talking about joining the gym then a membership gift to the gym or hiring them a personal trainer will be appreciated.

Put some thought

hgghghhgghghAvoid gifts that are ridiculous, animals and flamboyant, but this does not mean that you should be boring. If you see something that you know, the groomsmen will appreciate then go for the gift. The primary factor to consider even with the above ideas is what the groomsmen want at the moment.…

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