Quitting smoking has been one of the most difficult things to do that I’ve ever done. Probably the early morning cravings are the most difficult to counter. So difficult that I’ve told people not to take up smoking.
The first three days were hell. I mean, sheer hell. No work got done (not that a lot gets done now!) and I was yelling at everyone at home.
Sooner or later, the craving subsided but what I developed a need for was the chewing gum that I was using instead. Of course, kicking the habit cold turkey was hardly an option since it will take every ounce of your willpower in order to drop it successfully but one you do, it will result in most people kicking the habit for good.
Of course, I’m not one of those strong willed types since I do love a good smoke after a meal, and so I went with the chewing gum instead until it bore fruit in the form of kicking the addiction for good. And I wonder whether patches nicotine are as effective or not…
It’s no different with drying fruit methods… some work better than others and before we cover that, let’s look at the pros and cons between dry and fresh fruit.
Dry vs. Fresh Fruit – Which is Better?
At first glance, there’s very little between these two types. However, it’s pretty obvious that the juiciness of fresh fruit makes it more delicious to eat or even drink. There’s no question that this is an obvious advantage in favor of fresh fruit.
Alternatively, and even though fresh fruit is far more nutritious than dry fruit, the best thing about the latter is that they last much longer as opposed to their much fresher counterparts.
It’s no wonder people consider dry fruits to be healthy travel snacks and which could turn out to be an energy boost while keeping people away from health issues that occur when on the road.
While it’s not difficult to find dry fruits along the way, there are ways by which one can dry these fruits at home itself, and which is what we will cover in the next section.
Drying Fruit Methods – What You Need to Know
Simply put, here are three conventional methods that one can try if you want to dry fruit at home:
#1: By leaving the fruits out in the sun
#3: A commercial dehydrator
While all three methods of drying fruit will get the job done, it’s important to note that the third method is the best of the lot as vitamin A and Vitamin C in most fruits isn’t lost like the first two methods, thanks to the presence of both heat and air.
Apart from this, method #1 would be difficult in cold regions and drying them in ovens will cause them to lose their flavor too.
So, a dehydrator is an excellent option if you’re looking for the perfect drying fruit method, without a doubt.
Are there any other drying fruit methods that you can think of? If so, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Also, here is an article on how to pick ripe fruit.