Learn how to dehydrate kiwi at home!
Kiwi is a great food to enjoy dehydrated or dried! It’s both sweet and sour, and the flavors are amplified when the kiwi is dry.
Dehydrating kiwi is a great way to enjoy a healthy and sweet snack!
How to Dehydrate Kiwi
Dehydrate kiwi with the dehydrator
This is one of the simplest ways to dehydrate kiwi. You don’t need any special equipment, only a baking sheet, and an oven.
- Peel the kiwi with a paring knife or a vegetable peeler.
- Slice the kiwi into ¼ inch or ½ inch slices. When you slice the kiwi thinner, it dehydrates faster. Keep this in mind if you want your kiwi done sooner.
- Place the kiwi slices on the dehydrator tray. Make sure to leave some space in between each kiwi slice so that there is room for air to flow.
- Cover the dehydrator and set the temperature to 135 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Check the kiwi after six hours. Depending on how thickly you sliced the kiwi, it could take up to 12 hours for them to be completely dehydrated.
SEE ALSO: How to Dehydrate Food with a Dehydrator
Dehydrate kiwi in the oven
Dehydrating kiwi in the oven and making kiwi chips is very easy. They’re a fun alternative to a common snack.
- Peel the kiwi using either a paring knife or a vegetable peeler.
- Slice the kiwi. You can make them however thick or thin you want, but know that they will become much thinner once they are dry. Try to slice the kiwi into ¼ inch thick pieces. The most important part is that all the slices are about the same thickness so that they all take the same amount of time to dry.
- Place the slices on a cookie sheet and set the oven temperature to low (the lowest possible).
- Cook the kiwis for about four hours. Check them after four hours and see if the texture is dry enough. If it isn’t, leave them in the oven
Once these kiwi chips are finished, they should be firm but still a little bit chewy. Make sure that you don’t leave the oven unattended because it could burn.
Dehydrate kiwi with an air fryer
If you have an air fryer, this is a great way to make a healthy snack!
- Peel the kiwi. This is optional for air frying, but know that if you don’t peel the kiwi it will have a different texture on the outside. If you don’t want to eat the kiwi skin, you should peel it with a paring knife or a vegetable peeler.
- Slice the kiwi into thin pieces. Around ¼ of an inch is a perfect size, but you don’t have to use exact measurements. Just make sure that all of your kiwi slices are the same size so that they all cook evenly.
- Make sure that you give some space between the kiwi slices for even airflow.
- If your air fryer has a dehydrating setting, you can use that to air fry the kiwi. If it does not, you can still use the air fryer. Just make sure that you set the temperature to 130 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Leave the kiwi in the air fryer for around four hours, depending on how thinly you sliced the kiwi.
Using an air fryer is the fastest method for dehydrating kiwi.
How to Store Dehydrated Kiwis
Now that you have your kiwis dehydrated, you’ll want to be able to keep them fresh for as long as possible!
After you finish dehydrating the kiwis, make sure that they are completely cooled down before you try to store them. Leave them out on a plate or room temperature baking sheet until they are fully cooled down.
Then, place them in an air-tight container. This could be almost any container. Glass containers work great, there are other things that you can use if you don’t have any glass containers. Try using a plastic bag or a plastic container. Whatever you use, make sure that there is no airflow into the container.
Place the air-tight container in a cool, dry, and dark place, such as a pantry or cabinet.
If you live somewhere that the air is regularly humid, you can also store the dehydrated kiwis in the refrigerator or in the freezer.
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