Sulfites and Preserving Food


When I first broke open the box of my precious dehydrator, I found a manila envelope labeled “sodium bisulfite”. I was completely new to the world of dehydrating and extremely paranoid due to severe food allergies in the home, so it took me about 7 seconds to toss it aside. I momentarily wondered — what exactly did that envelope hold? Was it that famous ‘sulphur’ additive known for causing food allergies? It didn’t matter. I was on a jerky mission and figured I would come back to that later.

Fast forward two years and I am finally moving beyond jerky and yogurt in the dehydrator. That little packet is still around, and I’m purging. Before tossing it, I decided to do a little digging and find out what exactly is in that envelope.

Want to know what I found out? Hop on over to GNOWFGLINS today for the rest of the story! And don’t forget to let me know what your thoughts are regarding sulfites.

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~ Nichole

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