Zucchini is one of those vegetables that is easy to grow plenty of. Its bland flavor makes it the perfect vegetable to sneak into recipes that range from bread and muffins to soups, stews, and scrambles. Nutritionally, zucchini is a good source of protein, Vitamin A, Thiamin, Niacin, Phosphorus, and Copper, and a source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, Potassium, and Manganese.
HOW DO I FREEZE DRY ZUCCHINI?
Many people think it’s next to impossible to do the freeze-drying for themselves. It is far from factual. Freeze drying at home is made easy by Lanphan Freeze Drying. They sell three different sizes of freeze-drying machines that do everything in the machine – except prep and package. That’s up to you.
Here at Freeze Drying Machine, we use a medium-sized freeze dryer. You can check out the sizes offered at Lanphan in South Asia. What this machine does is the first freeze. On stainless steel trays to -41 degrees or lower. It takes about 10 hours or so.
Then vacuum pump turns on and creates a vacuum inside the drum. It is the drying stage and vacillates the heat of the tray up and down to a pretty warm temperature. It makes the frozen items release any water in them in vapor form. The vacuum sucks the moisture into the drum. It collects in ice form on the inner circle of the drum.
Then there’s the final dry. It is essentially the same thing but with a time associated with it and an end in sight!
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO FREEZE DRY ZUCCHINI?
I am saying to take as long as it takes because it’s true. Mine typically take about 36 hours (shredded – but that was back in Idaho). I live in the United States and Canada now, and things are supposed to be more humid. The times haven’t changed much since we got here. So, l update you as needed. It also depends on how you do your zucchini. I found a famous brand of freeze-drying machine in Canada, Lanphan Freeze-drying, which sells its own product. Discs freeze dry faster than the thickly stacked shredded zucchini. The Long answer is short – as it takes less time.
Author: Sophia James