Saturday, June 18, 2011
The bananas seen above are now dehydrated and stored inside a single quart size mason jar. It is less than 3/4 full. It is amazing to me that dehydrated foods require so little storage space. After storing jams and jellies and other canned goods for years, dehydration is a completely new way of thinking.
So, here's the deal with dehydrated bananas. Little did I know that the banana chips purchased at a store are not dehydrated at all! I have bought unsweetened banana chips in the past and assumed that meant they were extra healthy. I was wrong.
Banana chips are typically fried in coconut oil. I spent a few minutes at our local produce store yesterday checking the labels on a couple of different banana chips. I discovered that there are a few other ingredients hiding in there as well.