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Old 04-06-2015, 06:54 PM   #1
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ISO Dehydrator Recipe for V-8 Powder

Hiya Everyone!

I'm now on to a new search... My hubby Randy would like for me to make him some V-8 powder.

Personally, I can't stand any kind of vegetable juice to drink. He absolutely loves it and would appreciate anything I could make for him to use as a drink powder.

I'll cook a soup base with it, so I'm willing to try out a recipe to make powder or even leather to grind into a powder in the FP or spice grinder.

Since my brother is coming out soon, he'd appreciate it as well. Both Randy and my bro would be eternally grateful. Plus I'd earn many brownie points for doing this for them.

Thank you all in advance.

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Old 04-06-2015, 10:23 PM   #2
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I've made tomato powder, so don't see why you couldn't make V-8 powder.

You could find a recipe you like and dry the components in those proportions. I would blanch the other vegies. That sets the color and stops enzyme activity that can degrade the flavor.

One thing I found with tomato powder...it loses its color and flavor fairly quickly. I dry the tomatoes and grind them as needed. The vegies might absorb moisture from the air and would need an hour or two back in the dehydrator to make them grind-able, but I think the quality would be better.

I'll be interested to know how your experiments turn out!
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Old 04-06-2015, 10:36 PM   #3
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ISO Dehydrator Recipe for V-8 Powder

Hm. Years ago, I bought a big jar of Knorr tomato boullion, on the advice of a friend. It's a powder. Stuck it in the back of one of my spice cupboards, and don't use it, as when I finally looked at the sodium content, I practically fell over. 53%! For 1 teaspoon! The first 2 ingredients are salt and MSG.

If you figure out a way to dry low sodium V8, please let me know!

I've dehydrated tomatoes and ground them to powder, but they don't taste like low sodium V8.
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I've dehydrated beef stock...I would probably look for a veggie juice recipe that the DH likes, make it, and dehydrate it, grind it...
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Hm. Years ago, I bought a big jar of Knorr tomato boullion, on the advice of a friend. It's a powder. Stuck it in the back of one of my spice cupboards, and don't use it, as when I finally looked at the sodium content, I practically fell over. 53%! For 1 teaspoon! The first 2 ingredients are salt and MSG.

If you figure out a way to dry low sodium V8, please let me know!

I've dehydrated tomatoes and ground them to powder, but they don't taste like low sodium V8.
Back when Stirling and I were "dating", we went to a grocery store. While we were waiting in line I noticed some Knorr soup in a display near the cash. I told him to have a look at the ingredients. He was shocked and stunned to see that salt and MSG as the first two ingredients. Shocked and stunned I tell ya.
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I've dehydrated beef stock...I would probably look for a veggie juice recipe that the DH likes, make it, and dehydrate it, grind it...
How do you dehydrate stock? Do you put it in a bowl?
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How do you dehydrate stock? Do you put it in a bowl?

I'm trying to puzzle that out too.
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Back when Stirling and I were "dating", we went to a grocery store. While we were waiting in line I noticed some Knorr soup in a display near the cash. I told him to have a look at the ingredients. He was shocked and stunned to see that salt and MSG as the first two ingredients. Shocked and stunned I tell ya.

Sadly, the tomato boullion tasted great, but when I bought it, it was during my pre-label scrutinizing days. Now that I hauled it out and looked at it again, it's getting dumped.
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I'm trying to puzzle that out too.
I have fruit leather drying trays for my dehydrator.
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V8 has tomatoes, carrots, celery, beets, parsley, lettuce, watercress and spinach.

The juice must have mostly tomatoes, carrots and celery juice, because it's color would be affected by beets or the green vegetables.

There would be salt added. I'd guess some sugar and herbs/spices added as well.
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