From a Pot: Dehydrated Oranges
Dehydrated Oranges are great as a cake or cupcake topping, in a tea …
Have you ever wondered how to dry oranges or other citrus? The whole process is quite simple, but time-consuming. Dehydrating time can vary depending on how juicy the citrus you use is and how dry you want it to be. Dry citrus fruits are great as a cocktail garnish, dessert topping, in a tea or a glass of water, as a Christmas tree ornament …
Prep Time:10 Minuts
Bake Time:9 Hours
Total Time:9 Hours and 10 Minutes
- Parchment paper
- Baking pan
Ingredients and Instructions
- Cut the oranges into thin slices and spread them evenly on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
- Pat them several times with a tissue to absorb the excess liquid.
- Dehydrate them at 90 degrees Celsius (194 F) for about 9 hours. Time will vary slightly depending on the oven and the juiciness of the oranges. While drying, flip them over every half hour and pat them with tissues if necessary.
- What citrus can I dehydrate?
- You can use oranges, lemons, limes, blood oranges …
- Dehydrated oranges can be enjoyed as a snack, as a Christmas decoration or used in cooking and baking.
- They are a good source of vitamin C, which helps boost the immune system.
- Dehydrated oranges are also a source of dietary fiber, potassium, and folate.
- They are a low-calorie food, making them a good option for those watching their weight.
- Dehydrated oranges are a good source of antioxidants, which can help protect the body from damage caused by free radicals. They are also a good source of flavonoids, which have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.
- They can be used in a variety of sweet and savoury dishes, such as salads, sauces, and marinades.
- They are a great source of natural sugar, making them a great alternative to refined sugar.
- Dehydrated oranges are also gluten-free, making them a good option for those with gluten sensitivities.
- They can be reconstituted by soaking in water for a few minutes, which makes them a great option for camping, backpacking, and emergency preparedness kits.
- They can be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months or if you are using them for decoration they can be stored for years.
- Dehydrated oranges can also be ground into a powder and used as a natural food colour or a seasoning
- Ancient civilizations, such as the Egyptians and the Persians, dried fruits as a way to extend the shelf life of their food and make it easier to transport.
- Dried fruits were also used as a form of currency and as gifts in religious ceremonies.
- In more recent history, dried fruits were used as a source of nutrition for sailors on long voyages, as they were a convenient and non-perishable source of energy.