Updated: January 10, 2022
By Beverly Jackey , Dhruti Patel , Shauna Henley , LIsa McCoy , and Karen Basinger

Drying is one of the oldest methods for preserving foods. It’s a simple and
easy way to take fresh produce and dry and store it to consume at a later
date. Dried foods are ideal for snacks or quick foods on the go.
Like other food preservation methods, there are important food safety
concerns to address to prevent foodborne illness when drying foods. This
curriculum was developed to help Marylanders learn about scientific
evidence-based methods for successfully drying foods safely at home.

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