Drying (food)

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  May 25, 2020

Drying is a method of food preservation that works by removing water from the food, which inhibits the growth of bacteria and has been practiced since ancient times to preserve food. A solar or electric food dehydrator can greatly speed the drying process and ensure more-consistent results. Water is usually removed by evaporation (air drying, sun drying, smoking or wind drying) but, in the case of freeze-drying, food is first frozen and then the water is removed by sublimation.

Joost Nusselder, the founder of Bite My Bun is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with Japanese food at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.