Dehydrating123: How To Dehydrate Rhubarb

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Dehydrating rhubarb allows you to preserve it for year-round use in a variety of backpacking meals including oatmeal, desserts, stews and baked goods.

How to dehydrate rhubarb

Step 1
Wash rhubarb stalks thoroughly. Cut off stalk ends.

Step 2
Cut rhubarb stalks into 1/2 – inch pieces.

Step 3
Steam the rhubarb until slightly tender. This procedure will help to eliminate acidity in the stalks and will make the rehydration process easier.

Step 4
Spread rhubarb pieces on a dehydrator mesh sheets.

Step 5
Dry at 130F/54C  for 8-14 hours until crispy. Store in airtight container in a dark, cool place.

Step 6 (optional)
Grind dried rhubarb in a coffee grinder to a powder.
Sprinkle  rhubarb powder over oatmeal or granola. Add to the sauces or mix with sea salt to make a rub for fish.

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  1. Lesley on March 6, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    I hate rhubarb but hope to love the powder on yogurt etc. Bought some today so will know by tomorrow.

    • Tanya Krezevska on March 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm

      Hi Lesley, try to make also a rub with rhubarb powder and sea salt. Excellent for fish!

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