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3/14/11 2:27 P

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Try www.iherb.com they have a pretty extensive grocery selection and with good prices.

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3/14/11 1:05 P

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Of course the best way is to dry it yourself like others do here. If you cant' get it ready made in your area then another option is to buy it on line. There are many sites that sell it.

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3/14/11 12:43 P

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My mom used to use a dyhydrator when i was little and made the best beef jerky and fruit treats! I myself have never tried it though i am interested in it as i too have a hard time finding sulfate and sugar free dried fruits. When i went on a detox they used a dehydrator, a very large one and the foods they prepped were amazing. Good luck! Let us know if you get one and how it turns out.

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3/14/11 9:55 A

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I will not buy any dried fruit unless it is unsulphured, and if possible unsweetened.
I also dry my own fruit in my dehydrator. Ascorbic acid is a better alternative to sulphur for a fruit prep. You can also use lemon juice.
If you are gonna do your own drying, I would suggest buying a dehydrator, otherwise you are gonna have to but a bunch of fine mesh rack for your oven.
You can get a small dehydrator for about $30.
I have an Excalibubur 9 tray dehydrator and the results are superior to anything else I've ever used. I can fit 3 roasts cut into jerky to make my own nitrate free beef jerky also... Excalibur also makes a smal 4 tray model for about $100.

https://www.excaliburdehydrator.com/
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Also, if you use your oven make sure you leave the door cracked slightly so the moisture can escape from inside the oven.

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3/14/11 9:35 A

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That is a great idea. Have you ever done it? I don't have a dehydrator--how would I do it in the oven? Would I have to douse the fruit in lime or lemon juice prior to putting it in there? Thank you!



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3/14/11 9:26 A

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im not sure where you could find any but have you thought about making your own? either with a dehydrator or oven? that way you know whats in it.

Good luck on your journey
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3/14/11 9:21 A

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I am trying to find sulfer-free dried fruit (I tend to get an allergic reaction when I eat dried fruit that has sulfites), and I'm not finding anything anywhere! Does anyone know where I can find it? I haven't checked Whole Foods because the closest one is 45 minutes away. Thanks!



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