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What Can You Use in Your Dehydrator?

August 17, 2021

Posted under:   Dehydrate

Many people are surprised to find out that dehydrators aren’t only made for dehydrating meat for jerky, they can be used to make a wide variety of different foods, and even decorations for the crafty person. Your dehydrator is the first step in creating mouthwatering jerky… the second step is adding our amazing Backwoods seasonings. Your food dehydrator is also an easy way to make dried fruits such as apple chips, dried bananas, mangos, and apricots for trail mix. These healthy snacks are easy and cost-effective when you use your LEM food dehydrator. Instead of spending money on overpriced dried fruits, break out your dehydrator and make them yourself and add as much or as little extra sugar you want. Are you crafty? Try using your dehydrator for various crafts, like making potpourri, apple head dolls, and paper.

Preserve your food with a LEM dehydrator. Many different types of meat and game, as well as fruits, can be stored for many months once dried in the dehydrator. This is because a dehydrator takes all of the moisture out of your food, protecting it from mold and bacteria growth for a long time. Some of our favorite dried foods at LEM include:


Whether it’s standard beef jerky, chicken jerky, or venison jerky, this tasty snack is packed with high levels of protein in a small portion. Bring this tasty and highly portable snack with you whenever you’re exploring outside, sitting in a treestand, or just need some added protein-packed energy. 

Dried mushrooms

Fungi tend to spoil very quickly due to their high moisture content. Preserve the mushroom by putting it in your dehydrator for a healthy, nutritious snack that can be stored for a long period of time. Not only are they rehydratable, turning into a fresh mushroom again, but dried mushrooms are also great for snacking on throughout the day and even as a topping to many dishes. 


Preserve easily spoilable soup broth by dehydrating it. Pour your broth as a thin layer in a tin and put it in the dehydrator for perfect homemade bouillon. This way, you won’t waste food, and you will save space in your refrigerator by turning your broth into flavor-packed bouillon.

Make the best jerky, snacks, and many other dried delicacies with less hassle when you use our Big Bite and Mighty Bite Food Dehydrators. LEM provides the best food drying technology you can buy. Enjoy jerky, dried fruits, and vegetables whenever you want with the state-of-the-art technology at LEM. If you have any questions, call us at (877) 336-5895.