fruit leather - homemade via a food dehydrator versus store bought
The basic ingredients of homemade fruit leather should include :-
Ripe or slightly overcooked fruit
Juice, spices, nuts, coconuts or apple sauce for seasoning and different textures if needed,
Honey, sugar or other sweeteners if needed.
The most suitable fruits for leather include apples, apricots, bananas, berries, cherries, grapes, oranges, pears, pineapples, plums, strawberries, oranges and tomatoes.
Apple sauce can be dried separately or any fresh fruit puree can be added before dehydration.
Apple sauce adds sweetness, making it smoother and softer to roll.
In addition, spices can be added to the pre-
Dehydrated fruit blends such as cinnamon, cloves, coriander, ginger, mace, mint, nutmeg or pumpkin pie spices.
However, spices should be used less.
Homemade leather is a healthy 100% fruit snack that is simple and fun to make.
Compared to homemade fruit leather, the roll skin purchased by the store is a processed, overpriced, imitated fruit product that includes extra sugar, extra corn syrup and trans fat as ingredients
The main ingredients of a well-known brand fruit roll product sold at a typical grocery store are listed below :-
Concentrated pearCorn syrup,-
Dry corn syrupSugar,-
Review of partial hydrogenation of cottonseed oil :-
Homemade fruit leather or burrito-
100% of the fruit, 100% of the natural ingredients you control.
Shop bought rolls-
Juice, corn syrup and trans fat. -
Go with the real thing
Homemade leather made with your food dehydrator.