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#1 Old 07-28-2016, 09:40 AM
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Dehydrators and Food Safety

The food safety danger zone is the temperature range between 40 °F (4.4 ºC) and 140 °F (60 ºC) in which bacteria can grow rapidly.

I want to buy a dehydrator and start soaking walnuts and dehydrating them in the dehydrator.

Dehydrators are used to dehydrate foods for many hours whilst keeping the food in this danger zone. Can anyone explain how this is actually safe?
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#2 Old 07-28-2016, 07:38 PM
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The food safety danger zone is the temperature range between 40 °F (4.4 ºC) and 140 °F (60 ºC) in which bacteria can grow rapidly.

I want to buy a dehydrator and start soaking walnuts and dehydrating them in the dehydrator.

Dehydrators are used to dehydrate foods for many hours whilst keeping the food in this danger zone. Can anyone explain how this is actually safe?
In order to thrive, bacteria require moisture. Dehydrators remove moisture. Here is an interesting article from Virginia State University: http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/348/348-597/348-597.html

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from Witch Baby, Francesca Lia Block, 1991
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Can anyone explain how this is actually safe?
No, but I can testify that I've never died from eating dehydrated fruit
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