A-Z of drying food to ensure long shelf-life

 banana chips

Lucy Ruga spreads banana chips before putting them in a solar dryer in Gitero village, Nyeri County. 

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 Drying is one of the oldest methods of preserving food. It is usually done by exposing the food to sun or by the use of artificial or solar heat. Meat, fish, vegetables, cereals and legumes can be dried in the sun or using wind.

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