Step by step instructions to teach you to how to dehydrate mangoes in your home dehydrator – a healthy, filling and delicious snack!
One of my favorite things to eat and bring on hikes with my kids is dehydrated fruit. Whether that be dehydrated pineapple or peaches, mangoes, or strawberries, dehydrating is relatively easy and healthy, too!
Once dehydrated, these snacks can be tucked in ziplock bags and brought with in a hiking ruck and snacked on for instant energy.
HOW TO USE DEHYDRATED MANGOES
- Perfect added to trail mix
- Combine with other dehydrated fruit
- Add with coconut flakes and granola
- Eat just like they are – alone!
HOW TO DEHYDRATE MANGOES
Dehydrating mangoes is as easy as cutting it up and putting it on dehydrator trays. You can dehydrate fresh mangoes that you cut into pieces, or you can buy a tub of already sliced mangoes from the refrigerated section of your produce department and lay it out on trays.
Fresh mangoes are much cheaper but yet a bit more difficult! More difficult because you have to cut them, peel them, and remove the pit.
Make sure you purchase mangoes that are soft – you don’t want to buy mangoes that are too hard or they’ll be challenging to cut!
Arrange your mangoes pieces on your dehydrator trays allowing space to circulate. Dehydrate at 135 degrees F (52 degrees C) for 8-16 hours or until the mangoes are dry. You may need to reference the trays regularly to determine if you need more or less time.
WHEN ARE THE MANGOES DONE?
The mangoes are done when they are still pliable. They will have some bend, but if you bend the pieces and squeeze them, there should be no moisture.
HOW TO STORE
Dehydrated mangoes can be stored in a sealed container or a ziplock bag on the counter. When properly dehydrated and stored, the pieces can last for up to one year. Tips for storing dehydrated mangoes:
- Allow the pieces to cool completely before storing.
- Make sure to label the dehydrated mangoes properly.
- Store the container in a cool, dark, and dry place in a clean, tight-fitting container.
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How to Dehydrate Mangoes
- fresh mangoes
- Remove the outer skin with a sharp knife. Slice the mangoes in half lengthwise; remove the pit. Slice the remaining halves into smaller, thin pieces.
- Lay on dehydrator tray with adequate space and dehydrate for 8-16 hours at 135 degrees F (52 degrees C).
- For pre-sliced mangoes sold in a container in the grocery store, dehydrating is even easier. Lay the pieces on your dehydrator tray ensuring enough space is left around each piece.
- Dehydrate for 8-16 hours at 135 degrees F (52 degrees C).
Store the Mangoes:
- Dehydrated mangoes can be stored in a sealed container or a ziplock bag on the counter. When properly dehydrated and stored, the pieces can last for up to one year. Allow the pieces to cool completely before storing.Make sure to label the dehydrated mangoes properly. Store the container in a cool, dark, and dry place in a clean, tight-fitting container.