How to Dehydrate Rosemary

How to Dehydrate Rosemary

Dehydrate Rosemary

I’ve been buying rosemary at the store for years. It is usually old, dried out with little to no taste. I finally bought fresh rosemary and used it in a fish recipe. It was w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l. I absolutely loved it. Now I use it in recipes where ever I can. I especially love rosemary french fries. It is very easy to dehydrate rosemary. It tastes MUCH much better then the store bought.

How to dehydrate rosemary

Some Facts About Rosemary

Rosemary is a hardy herb that grows in cool climates. Its flowers bloom in white, pink, purple and blue during Spring and Summer. This herb can be propagated by clipping off a shoot 4-6″ long and planted in soil. Rosemary is a drought-resistant perennial plant. It has evergreen needle looking leaves with a fibrous root. Rosemary does not like to be over watered. It will not survive being waterlogged.

Rosemary is a symbol of remembrance. It was a sacred plant to the ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks. The myth is that the Virgin Mary spread her cloak over a blooming bush while she was resting and the flowers turned from white to blue. It became known as Rose of Mary.

Let’s start Dehydrating

Fresh Dehydrate Rosemary. Washed and ready to dehydrate. rosemary. Washed and ready to dehydrate.

Dehydrate Rosemary loaded on the tray. rosemary and loaded on the dehydrator tray.

Dehydrate RosemarySet the dehydrator to 110 degrees for 10-12 hours.

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

Dried Dehydrate Rosemary rosemary. Leaves should be brittle and easily break from the stem.

Ready to use.

Dehydrate Rosemary vacuum seal

I store the bulk of my rosemary in 1/2 pint mason jars. Then I fill spice jars with what I think I will use in the short-term. Then, I can vacuum seal my pint jars to keep them fresh for future use.

I use a Seal a Meal vacuum sealer with the Food Saver vacuum lid regular and wide mouth accessory.

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How to dehydrate rosemary

What is your favorite dish that uses rosemary?

Mine! I love rosemary french fries baked in the oven.

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