Berry Powder & Chips
(by Mario Fabbri, TV Host, Trying Vegan with Mario)
Farm-fresh berries are above and beyond those you can buy at the supermarket. That intense flavor doesn't last long though, as they are also among the fastest foods to spoil. Two of our favorite ways to preserve fresh berries are by making chips and powder.
Berry chips' sweetness makes them popular with children and adults alike. They are a great choice for anyone with a sweet tooth who wants to avoid all the added preservatives in store bought treats. As well as simply eating them as-is, you can also crumble berry chips on top of cereals for an added crunch or use them to decorate beautiful deserts.
Grinding dehydrated berries into a powder increases their versatility even further. Berry powder is very nutrient dense and has a wonderful bright red hue that can be used to naturally color foods. Sprinkle it on yogurt and oats or mix it into smoothies for a pop of color and flavor.
Time & Temperature: Dehydrate at 117 °F / 47 °C for about 18 hours.
Equipment: SAHARA Folding Dehydrator.
- Slice strawberries thinly and evenly.
- Raspberries can be dried whole or cut in half to make a smaller chip.
- Distribute onto dehydrator racks, leaving a bit of space between slices to ensure adequate airflow.
- Dehydrate at 117 °F / 47 °C for about 18 hours or until crisp. Raspberries and strawberries can be dehydrated together, either on the same rack or separate racks.
- Grind fully dehydrated raspberries and strawberries into a powder using a food processor.
- Try adjusting the ratio of strawberries to raspberries to find your perfect balance between tart and sweet!