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Should Sun Drying be Rejected as a Food Unit Operation

Papers describing food drying techniques normally list the obvious contamination risks of drying in the open air as a major disadvantage and and based on this dismiss its application. However, the large volumes of food that are sun dried every year and the savings in energy and capital bely this quickly reached conclusion.

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Some Good Data on Sun and Solar Drying

I have always been a promoter of sun and solar drying, because they allow people to convert perishable fruit, often available at low or no cost during the season, into a stable product that can be stored until the next season at almost no or low cost.

This article provides some good information on [...]

Drying Time of 7 to 10 Days – Can This Make an Outstanding Product?

For some time I have been slowly promoting the sun drying process because of its low capital cost and zero energy consumption. So the Drying Process has a very low carbon footprint! But here is someone who’s taking it even further!

from: California Sun-Dry (click image for full story online)

They claim a 7 [...]