This post is all about how to use a dehydrator to Dehydrate Parsley so you can have it available all year round.
Published November 10, 2023
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Benefits of Parsley
Parsley has many benefits. Some of them include high levels of antioxidants and vitamins A, K, and C.
According to Healthline, parsley can benefit the skeletal health, supports cardiovascular health and also helps keep blood sugar level.
Parsley is included in many regional dishes, including Middle Eastern, American and European. Personally, I use parsley in many recipes on a weekly basis. However, lately it is common to go to the grocery store and find it empty on the shelf.
To avoid leaving the grocery store without fresh parsley, you can buy extra when it is available and then dehydrate it so you can have it all year long.
Rich in Vitamins
- Vitamin A (1) is an essential micronutrient. A micronutrient cannot be made in the body, so you need to supplement it in your diet. Some foods that are rich in Vitamin A include dark green leafy vegetables, spinach and chard, Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes, Carrots, Squashes, pumpkins, yellow maize, Mangoes, Papayas, Liver, eggs, milk, red palm oil or Biruti palm oil.
- Vitamin C (2) acts as a powerful antioxidant for the body. Some foods with Vitamin C include citrus fruits, green peppers, red peppers, strawberries, tomatoes, broccoli, brussels sprouts, turnip, Indian gooseberry and other leafy vegetables.
- Vitamin K (3) helps support bone and heart health. Just 2 Tablespoons parsley can give more Vitamin K than a person needs in a day. Vitamin K is not just one, but a compound of Vitamins. Vitamin K1 comes from leafy greens and other vegetables. Vitamin K2 comes from meats, cheeses and eggs.
Which Dehydrator to use
There are many variations of dehydrators to use. If, for instance, you are just beginning to dehydrate foods, I recommend the NESCO FD-80A Square Shaped Food Dehydrator. It comes with trays and mesh overlay trays and solid trays. It is great for herbs, meat, jerky, vegetables and more.
If you want the best dehydrator, look no further than this COSORI Food Dehydrator. This COSORI has a 6.48ft² space and a timer setting. It can be used to dehydrate vegetables, fruits, herbs and jerky. This amazing gadget has 6 stainless steel trays and is easily cleaned when done.
Recipe for Dehydrated Parsley
Dehydrated Parsley Ingredients
2 bunches fresh Parsley
1. In a sink colander, rinse the parsley.
2. On a paper towel, pat-dry the parsley.
3. Lay a mesh tray on the regular dehydrator trays. Using a mesh tray helps to keep the smaller bits in place while dehydrating.
4. Remove the parsley leaves from the stems. When cleaned, the stems can then be tossed.
5. Lay the smaller parsley leaves on the mesh tray and the larger bits on the traditional dehydrator tray.
6. Once the parsley flakes are placed on the trays, stack the dehydrator trays on top of each other.
7. Lay the lid on the trays of the NESCO Dehydrator and set the temperature between 95 degrees and 105 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the perfect temperature for herbs and spices.
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8. Let the dehydrator work for 6-8 hours, or until the parsley leaves are completely dry. For best result, let the dehydrator work for up to 12 hours.
9. Transfer the parsley flakes to an airtight container and store in a cool and dry place. Correctly Dehydrated Parsley can be stored for up to 1 year. High temperature, light and humidity, can shorten the shelf life of dried parsley.
10. Make sure to label the jar with the name and date.
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This post was all about how to use a dehydrator to Dehydrate Parsley. By dehydrating fresh parsley, you can then have an abundance of parsley all year long.
- Sink Colander
- Airtight Container
- In a sink colander, rinse the parsley.
- On a paper towel, pat-dry the parsley.
- Lay a mesh tray on the regular dehydrator trays.
- Remove the parsley leaves from the stems.
- Lay the parsley stems on the mesh tray.
- Stack the dehydrator trays on top of each other.
- Lay the lid on the trays and set the temperature at degrees Fahrenheit.
- Let the dehydrator work for 6-8 hours, or until the parsley leaves are completely dry.
- Transfer the parsley flakes to an airtight container and store in a cool and dry place.
- Label the jar with the name and date.
1 What is Vitamin C What is vitamin A and why do we need it? – PMC (nih.gov)
2 What is Vitamin A Vitamin C in Disease Prevention and Cure: An Overview – PMC (nih.gov)
3 What is Vitamin K Vitamin K: Uses, Deficiency, Dosage, Food Sources, and More (webmd.com)
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