What is dehydrated food?
Dehydrated food is any food where the water content has been minimized.
Dehydrated food is typically dehydrated even more than dried food. When hot or cold water is added, the dehydrated food is re-hydrated, also known as reconstituted. The dehydrated food absorbs the water and returns to nearly the way it was before being dehydrated.
Why dehydrate food?
Dehydration preserves foods. Foods spoil or lose shelf life due to exposure to light, moisture, oxygen, and heat. Dehydrated foods take up 80% less room and weight than their non-dehydrated counterparts.
Dehydrated foods properly packaged and stored in a cool, dry area can remain edible for years longer than typical canned foods.