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Re: Dehydratred Veggies

Posted by Meeko's Mom on 1/08/07
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    On 1/08/07, Mickie wrote:
    > On 1/08/07, Meeko's Mom wrote:
    >> On 1/07/07, Mickie wrote:
    >>> On 1/07/07, Meeko's Mom wrote:
    >>>> Hi everyone ! I have been trying to dehydrate veggies for
    >>>> my birds. They love sweet potatoes, squash & green beans.
    >>>> But, when I dehydrate them, they look HORRIBLE. Can anyone
    >>>> give me some tips ?
    >>>
    >>> Hi Meeko's Mom,
    >>> I do dehydrate veggies for my birds too and I notice that
    >>> when I cut them thicker they dry better ( it takes a little
    >>> longer too) and my birds like them better too.
    >>> I do apples, pears, yams, squash. I also cook dry beans and
    >>> then drain them and dehydrate. They become very crunchy and
    >>> my birds go nuts over them.
    >>> Mickie
    >>
    >> Thanks Mickie, I'll try slicing them thicker. I did slice them
    >> very thin. Had to throw out the green beans ! They turned
    >> black-ish & looked horrible.
    >
    > Yea... green beans come out looking awful. my Grey loves fresh
    > green beans, he pulls the little beans out of the pods. I also
    > dehydrate leafy veggies, sweet & hot peppers and serve them
    > crumbled over other fresh foods. I use my dehydrator a lot
    > because sometimes if I'm running a little late I just pull my
    > baggies and fill their plates with no fuzz.

    I bought a small bag of dehydrated veggies at our local petstore
    recently. ( didn't last long) Can't find the large bags of it.
    And, with about 40 birds.... I figured I could dehydrate some
    myself.