Thursday, November 19, 2015
Experiment Part Two (sweet potatoes)
Go HERE to view the first part of dehydrating sweet potatoes.
Although it was totally unnecessary, I left the half cup of sweet potatoes to dehydrate until about 8 pm tonight. So, that was 24 hours the sweet potatoes stayed in the dehydrator. I think 12 hours would have been sufficient. But, that does not matter since the humidity and heat will vary the next time.
Amazingly, the sweet potato dehydrated to a potato chip thin film. I tried it, but the sweet potato chip was sort of hard to eat, but melted in my mouth just fine.
I used my coffee bean grinder and mostly whirred them to an orange powder. I always forget and open the top too soon. An orange cloud greeted me when I impatiently removed the top. When will I ever learn?
After dehydrating and grinding to smithereens, I have about 3 Tbsp of sweet potato powder. I wonder if it has the same nutrition. It is in a 4 ounce Ball Canning or Freezing jar. There are 16 Tbsp in an 8-ounce jar. So, approximately three servings will fit in the jar. When I dehydrate more sweet potatoes, I will use a larger jar.
I will post when I rehydrate.