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Drying Mushrooms and Vegetables

Mushrooms and vegetables drying

One of the options for harvesting vegetables and mushrooms for the winter is drying, dried mushrooms and vegetables can be prepared for the winter and stored for a long time. You can dry any vegetables and in any conditions - in hot weather, vegetables can be dried in the sun, or indoors using ovens. For more convenient drying, it is necessary to prepare wooden frames covered with gauze or other similar fabric. Wooden frames are best made on legs so that you can stack them one on top of the other. If you need to dry a small amount of vegetables or mushrooms, they can be placed on baking sheets or iron sheets. After drying vegetables in the oven, they become very fragile, therefore, for their normal storage, it is recommended to hold the vegetables or mushrooms for some time in the air before storing them. After that, they become more elastic.

To store dried vegetables or mushrooms, it is necessary to prepare boxes with a capacity of no more than 35-40 kg. Before laying out the vegetables, the boxes must be lined with thick paper. The ends of the paper should also cover the vegetables on top. Dried vegetables and mushrooms should be packed as tightly as possible. Dried vegetables and mushrooms must be stored in a cool dry place with a temperature of 0 to 6 degrees Celsius. With improper and long-term storage of dried vegetables, mites can start in them, which can only be seen with a magnifying glass. Preservation mushrooms and vegetables by drying them is a great way to preserve the taste and beneficial properties of these products for a long period of time.