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How to dry peppers in a dehydrator?

November 14, 2023

dried chili pepper

The dried chili peppers processed by the chili dehydrator can be stored for a long time and are also convenient for the deep processing of chili powder, chili sauce, chili seasoning and other chili products. So, how do we dry chili peppers? What kind of dehydrator should be used to dry peppers? How to choose a pepper dehydrator? What do you need to do when using a pepper dehydrator?
Then we will solve these problems in order:

How to dry chili peppers?

Everyone knows that drying peppers has many benefits, but many people know very little about how to dry peppers. There are a few things you need to pay attention to when drying peppers:

  • Determine how much moisture the pepper should be dried to according to the purpose of dehydrating the pepper.
  • Choose a suitable pepper dehydrator. The dried peppers processed by different types of pepper dehydrators have different moisture contents, different output sizes, and slightly different qualities. The moisture content of peppers dried using hot air circulation is generally 10%-15%. If you need to make powdered products such as chili powder, the moisture content should be controlled at about 8%. Using a chili freeze-drying machine, the moisture content of dried chili peppers can be reduced to 3%-5%. This moisture content can achieve long-term storage.
  • To determine the final output of dried peppers, choosing a pepper dehydrator that meets the output requirements can save you a lot of money.
  • When choosing a pepper dehydrator, the material in contact with the material must be food-grade stainless steel, which is both hygienic and safe.

What kind of dehydrator is used to dry peppers?

What kind of dehydrator is the best choice for drying peppers with a dehydrator? This is a very important question. Only when you understand what kind of dehydrator is suitable for you can you buy the right dehydrator and make your own Needs are met. Joying Machinery is an old manufacturer that has been engaged in the research, development and production of food dehydrators for many years. It does a great job in both food dryers and food freeze dryers. Since Joying Machinery has rich experience in designing food dehydration solutions, choosing to cooperate with them can bring users the most suitable pepper dehydration solution and a reasonably priced dehydrator. Cooperating with Joying Machinery is a good choice. So what kind of dehydrator should be used to dry peppers? It is recommended to consult Joying Machinery. It will definitely be of great help to you.

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How to choose a pepper dehydrator?

Now let’s discuss how to choose a pepper dehydrator. When choosing a qualified dehydrator product, you need to pay attention to the following points:

  • Find a factory that specializes in producing food dehydrators, not a dealer. The advantage of choosing a factory is that you can get a good guarantee both before and after sales. The service you can get by contacting the factory directly is not comparable to that of a dealer. Here I recommend contacting Joying Machinery.
  • Check whether the dehydration principle of the dehydrator meets the needs of the peppers that need to be dehydrated.
  • Select a dehydrator with a slightly larger dehydration capacity than the actual demand to prevent the output from being lower than the actual demand due to the inability to meet the theoretical data requirements during the operation.
  • Make sure that the mechanical structure in contact with the peppers is made of food-grade materials. For example, the tray holding the peppers must be made of 304 stainless steel, the pepper conveyor belt is made of food-grade silicone, etc.
  • Choose a pepper dehydrator that can adjust the temperature to facilitate setting different temperatures for different varieties of peppers.
chili heat pump drying room

Operation of drying peppers with dehydrator

When drying peppers with a dehydrator, the general operation process is: cleaning the peppers, setting the temperature, entering the dehydrator and starting the switch, discharging the dried peppers, and packaging the dried peppers (it can also be packaged after deep processing). In short, the operation of the dehydrator for drying peppers varies depending on the output of the pepper dehydrator and the complexity of the production line. It is recommended that you communicate with the manufacturer in detail to finalize the operation process.

How to dry peppers in a dehydrator?

After the peppers are dehydrated, the moisture content is already very low, so when storing, be sure to avoid a humid environment to prevent the dried peppers from returning to moisture. Freeze-dried peppers have only 3%-5% moisture, so they need to be vacuum packed to ensure that moisture does not return.

We will stop here for the question of how to dry peppers in a dehydrator. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us for a more detailed answer.

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