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Old 01-02-2010, 04:38 PM   #1
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Dehydrated avocadoes

We have a new food dehydrator. Can we dehydrate avocados? I'm not finding a lot of recipes on avocados.

Thanks for any help in advance.

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Old 01-02-2010, 05:48 PM   #2
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It's worth a try.
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Old 01-02-2010, 09:23 PM   #3
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Jerky tunnel vision.

I cant even begin to imagine that.It might be good though.
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Old 01-02-2010, 10:10 PM   #4
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I think they probably have too high of an oil content to dehydrate successfully. The only way I know of to preserve avocados is by freezing, and even then they do best if pureed first.
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Old 01-03-2010, 10:55 AM   #5
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Fresh avocados are so delicate fresh that I wouldn't think they would lend well to dehydrating. Once exposed to air they would turn into brown mushy lumps and never truly 'dry'.
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:40 AM   #6
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I've check all my dehydrating books. What can or can't be dehydrated.
None of them listed avocado's.

You could try a batch of pureed with lemon juice. Dehydrate it that way. But it comes down to the final product and how you want it to be used in the future. It might be brittle in the end, not sure about that.

Good luck.
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:49 PM   #7
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This one had me thinking all night because I know I have seen avocado powder and I have even seen an instant dry avocado dip that you just add water to reconstitute. But never dried avocados. So this morning I did a little more searching. You might find these articles of interest:

Investigations on Avocado Dehydration

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Michael, you work too hard! You always search until an answer is found! Looking for trophy smiley.
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please respond if you try it and it works, that would be interesting to know!
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Old 01-03-2010, 10:17 PM   #10
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You may be able to try to puree them and spread them on the fruit roll up tray that usually comes with dehydrators. I think Florida Avos would look better as they do not brown at the same rate but haas do taste better.
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