Some fruits (peaches,
grapes, cherries, hard-skinned berries, some
type of plums, etc.) have a
heavy skin with a wax-like finish that retards evaporation. To help
the drying process, you will have to "crack" the skins first.
must be "cracked" or "checked" in many places to remove the waxy
and to let the inside moisture come to the surface to evaporate. To
the skin these fruits must be given hot water dip.
a saucepan, bring
water to a boil, reduce heat so water simmers.
fruit, place it in
a basket and immerse the filled basket in hot water for the 25 to 50
from hot water and plunge immediately into ice-cold water. Keep
fruit in cold water until cool, then drain on paper towel.
|Did You Know?
to the most dietary guidelines, nutrient needs should be met primarily
through consuming foods. Foods
provide an array of nutrients and other compounds that may have
beneficial effects on health. In certain cases, fortified foods and
dietary supplements may be useful sources of one or more nutrients that
otherwise might be consumed in less than recommended amounts. However,
dietary supplements, while recommended in some cases, cannot replace a