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TRI_BABE Posts: 2,968
1/12/14 10:38 A

Yes, I know the nutritional information is the same just the water amount has changed. That's why I like dehydrating so much because you can preserve foods in close to their natural state/nutrition for a long time. But I dehydrate and store in bulk. So it's not like I dehydrate one apple and then can eat the results of one apple.

Anyway, the way I did it below seems to have worked.

IVERSENT Posts: 63
1/11/14 7:06 P

I didn't know that. Thanks.

UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
1/11/14 4:34 P

Just weigh pre-dehydration.

When you dehydrate 1 apple and eat it, you're still eating 1 entire apple.

Dehydration removes only water, and water has no calories or nutrition. So the figures for 1 dehydrated apple are exactly the same as for 1 normal apple.

So just use the pre-dehydrate weights and values.

TRI_BABE Posts: 2,968
1/11/14 8:57 A

I ended up doing that yesterday. Each tray holds an average of 188g of apples, which ends up being an average of about 32 grams after drying. 188g apple is 97 calories. 32 grams of dried apples is 77 calories. So, it was very close. Of course this was an average, but at least I know what I'm eating hasn't been 3x what I thought! Thanks!

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1/11/14 4:06 A

All I can think of is to weigh the fruit BEFORE you dehydrate it and then when it is dehydrated, put the fruit into your favourites with the total dried weight, and put the cal's etc. of the fruit in it's original state in. Life if your fruit was 2kg to start with, enter the dried weight - say 750 grams as the measure, but the nutrition value for the 2kg. When you go to eat it, weigh it and enter that weight.

I hope you can understand it, because sometimes my explanations are as clear as mud - LOL!

It won't be dead accurate, but a lot better than guess work.


TRI_BABE Posts: 2,968
1/10/14 11:56 A

Hey all, I like to dehydrate my own foods. I'm wondering about calories in dried fruit - when I type in "dried apples" into the Spark food tracker, it lists 1 oz as 69 calories but 1 cup as 209. I typically think weighing is more accurate than measuring in a cup. But today I measured 1 oz, and then put it into a measuring cup and it was also one cup?!?!

I would think it also depends on how dry the food is? I like my applies very dry, light and crispy - like apple "chips" versus the more moist spongy rings they sell at the store. However drier might weigh less due to less water content for about the same volume??

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