Skip to main content

A Guide to Drying Foods

Updated September 15, 2020
Thumbnail

Hope Kleine

SDSU Extension Health Education & Food Safety Field Specialist

Drying foods is one of the oldest methods of food preservation. It is simple, safe, and easy to do. Drying preserves food by lowering the moisture content. When there is little to no water or moisture in the food, the growth of microorganisms is slowed.