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How To Dehydrate Kale

How To Dehydrate Kale

Dehydrate Kale

Kale is a new veggie for me. I know I probably have eaten it in salads in restaurants but I didn’t recognize it at the time. It is a green leafy green veggie so it is rich in vitamins like A, C, B6, K, E, potassium and many others. I started to dehydrate kale to add to my smoothies in the morning. It adds an extra boost of vitamins to whatever you add it too. I’ve also been adding a teaspoon here and there to my soups this winter.

Dehydrating Kale to add extra vitmins to recipes, soups, stews, smoothies without your kids tasting it.

Some Facts About Kale:

Kale comes in both green and purple variety. I’ve tried both and they both taste the same to me.

It is closely related to the wild cabbage.

It does not form a head like a cabbage.

Can grow in winter down to temps of -15 degrees.

Becomes sweeter after the first frost.

Rich source of multiple vitamins.

Green Kale
Green Kale


Red Kale
Purple Kale

Rip or tear leaves from the stem. Tear any rough or hard ribs off. Tear large leaves into smaller ones to help it dry faster.

Wash Kale
Wash Kale

Thoroughly rinse. Allow kale to drain off any extra water.

Kale loaded on trays
Kale loaded on trays

Loaded on trays. I used the clean mesh screens so the smaller pieces don’t fall through the large holes in the regular tray.

Dehydrator Nesco FD-60

Dehydrate Kale at 110 degrees for 4-6 hours.

I use a NESCO FD-60 Snack Master Express Food Dehydrator.

Dried Kale
Dried Kale

Leaves should be brittle and crisp when dry.

vacuum seal
Vacuum seal the mason jars

Store in either a mason jar or food saver vacuum bags.

My vacuum sealer is a Seal a Meal it has an accessory port so I can use the Food Saver vacuum lid regular and wide mouth accessory.

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Dehydrating Kale to add extra vitmins to recipes, soups, stews, smoothies without your kids tasting it.

What dishes do you make with kale?

How to Dehydrate Kale

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