Freezing and tinning came much later, have you ever imagines what was the method to preserve ion the olden days, yes it was drying the produce in the heat of sun in the open for several days by Using common day to day ingredients to reserve meat and vegetables. Salt was used to preserve fish and fruits and vegetable were dried in the heat of sun. This is only done to get rid of the moisture content so that the produce can last long.
In times of draught and during extreme winters, when the food was in shortage, this method worked out to be wonders. There were people who stayed in the desert often made use of dehydrated food. Now this method has again come into vogue, the basic concept remains the same but new and advanced technology is being used to dehydrate the food, in order to make it last long.
Other than making food last for a longer period of time, dehydration of food has also reduced wastage of food item. There has been years where in the production of onions have been in great supply. In such a scenario it is foolish to let this fresh produce go waste. To make use of such a bumper harvest it is best to dehydrate the excess produce and make use of it when the supply is not very healthy. The ways by which the produce is dehydrated is normally solar power in hot air which does not incorporate any unhealthy elements therefore are not only easy to incorporate but also is a healthy alternative
The second obvious benefit of dehydrating vegetable and fruits is that, it helps you introduce new and existing fruits and vegetable in your diet, as they will always be readily available and you don’t have to worry about them getting spoilt.
The third reason which is very important in deed especially in today time is that not everybody is able to afford fresh fruits and vegetable all the time, as they are very expensive. Some of the fruits and vegetables which are not available in the current seasons can work out to be very expensive therefore it makessense to dehydrate the fruits and vegetable when they are cheap and use then during lean period.
The fruit advantage to make use of dehydrated food is that it is easier to stock up, as they are mostly available in packets and container which can easily fit in your kitchen, they do not require any kind of weather conditions such as refrigeration etc. They also have a longer shelf life therefore they are so much easier to store as compared to fresh produce
The last reason is that since something is so readily available, then you will not lay your hands on junkfood such as crisp and other kind of package food and rather choose something which is full of nutrition and is also easy to prepare.
Keeping all the points in mind there has been a growing demand for dehydrated food and dehydrated vegetables manufacturers India are catering to it in the most professional way ever most only to the domestic market but also to the international market.