One of my more recent favourite dehydrated snacks is kiwis. This discovery was brought to me by a good friend who borrowed my dehydrator in the winter to try his hand at dehydrating fruits. He tried many different things that I had never thought about doing. Kiwis were one of the best snacks he discovered.
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Thankfully spring time is a great time to source fresh kiwis. I went over to our local Costco and was lucky enough to find Organic kiwis from Italy. I bought 2 of these 3 lb tubs, each costing $7.
The kiwis took about 12 hours. I made sure to check on them around the 10-hour point to pull off the ones that were already done. Dan particularly likes when they're still a bit soft and chewy.
Some dehydrator blogs recommend soaking the kiwis in ascorbic acid which is used to prevent oxidation and decoloration. Not using it won't make the kiwis any worse in flavour, just a little less green.
Out of curiosity I decided to weigh the completed kiwis. From 6 lbs of fresh fruit I ended up with a little under 1 lb of dehydrated slices.
Of all the snacks we'll be bringing on the trail with us, I think these ones are what I'll look forward to the most. They pack such a huge punch of flavour and I expect I'll be craving some freshness after so many days of dried foods.
Have you tried dehydrating kiwis or another fruit that most of us might not consider? What's your favourite snack for longer trips? Please share in the comments!