Drying Times Item Number: drying-times
Drying times vary upon methods used and the food being dried.
Drying food in an oven can take as little as 6 hrs. to as much as 10 hrs.
Herbs can dry in 2-3 days by air or 2-3 hrs. in an oven.
After it has been dried and before it is packaged, dried food should be conditioned. Once the food is dry, cool it on a tray, then put pieces in a large closed container. Be sure that the food has cooled, if it is still warm it will sweat inside the container. Stir the food once a day for 7-10 days. This process allows the moisture from the under-dried pieces to be absorbed by the over-dried pieces. If moisture appears on the lid or sides, the food is not dry enough.