How To 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.
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.
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.
Thoroughly rinse. Allow kale to drain off any extra water.
Loaded on trays. I used the clean mesh screens so the smaller pieces don’t fall through the large holes in the regular tray.
Dehydrate Kale at 110 degrees for 4-6 hours.
I use a NESCO FD-60 Snack Master Express Food Dehydrator.
Leaves should be brittle and crisp when dry.
Store in either a mason jar or food saver vacuum bags.
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What dishes do you make with kale?