Rebecca Norman wrote:I don't blanch anything, and I dry a lot of vegetables,
... But then I thought maybe it really would be better to blanch, so I tried it three times. Cauliflower turned much darker after blanching. Green beans turned bleached white after blanching so I composted them. Broccoli that was, granted, a bit old and aphidy, I blanched, but when it was half dry it stank, so I composted it.
John F Dean wrote:I got into in interesting discussion with another homesteader. Do you blanch foods before you dehydrate them?