How To Dehydrate Grapes For A Healthy Snack

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This post is about how to dehydrate grapes. I picked up some red/purple grapes at Costco so I could demonstrate how easy grapes are to dehydrate. I must say, I started out with a very large bowl and ended up with a pint mason jar of dehydrated grapes. Let me say this….those #10 cans are totally worth the price. Of course, if you grow your own grapes you would love dehydrating them because they are almost FREE in bumper crop years. My sweet husband removed the grapes from their stems and cut each grape in half so I could serve them to a dehydrating class I taught at The Kitchen Corner in St. George, Utah. I was busy dehydrating bananas and apples.

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Below is the finished product, dehydrated grapes with zero chemicals or preservatives. These are ready to pack in lunch boxes, take camping or seal in mason jars with a FoodSaver.

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Let me know what grapes you have dehydrated….I would love to know! Enjoy!

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How To Dehydrate Grapes

Ingredients:
Grapes of choice-wash, remove from stems. Slice in half, if desired. If you don’t slice the grapes they will take longer to dehydrate. These are purple seedless grapes.
Instructions:
  1. Place the grapes evenly on the dehydrator racks and dehydrate according to your dehydrator’s instructions. I used an Excalibur Dehydrator and set the temperature at 135 degrees. I dried them until they were wrinkled and pliable. They took about 16 hours. The time will vary depending on the humidity of the room or area where you are drying the grapes.

PRINTABLE recipe: Recipe by Food Storage Moms

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Information on grapes:

Although many people only think of grapes in the context of their use in making wine, grapes are loved by people throughout the world for their fresh flavor eaten alone, and also as ingredients in many prepared foods like salads. Grapes have been shown to have a number of health benefits we all could take advantage of by eating more each day.

Some people eat grapes because they’ve been helpful in minimizing stress on the kidneys. The grapes do this by lowering the acid content of the body’s uric acid. Grapes contain a lot of water which is something we all need plenty of each day. Others have found that grapes help reduce the number and severity of migraine headaches. They have found that the extract from grape seeds, along with grape juice both help.

Like a number of other fruits, grapes are good for eye health as they benefit the retina. They are also good for our bones since they contain iron, copper, and manganese. As we age we tend to struggle with bone related issues like osteoporosis, and grapes can help minimize these age related maladies. Older people also struggle with periodic bouts of constipation. Grapes can act as a type of laxative to help move things along in the intestinal tract. Grapes are also a food to help us lower our cholesterol levels, something we all should strive to do.

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17 thoughts on “How To Dehydrate Grapes For A Healthy Snack

  • March 8, 2014 at 11:56 am
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    How long do they keep in glass jars?

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    • March 8, 2014 at 1:17 pm
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      Hi Jackie, this is a tough question because if they are not dried enough they will go moldy. We have to remember we are not commercial dehydrating companies. I usually keep the lid off the top before I put them in the cupboard. I usually use mine up within a two or three months. I love having different fruits available to throw onto a salad. The drier ones like kiwi there is no question they are dry…grapes are a little different. Apples dry very well. I just experiment and I know how long to dry them..its all about the humidity in the room. Have fun dehydrating! Linda

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  • July 10, 2016 at 3:43 pm
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    I don’t have a dehydrater can I do this in the oven? I have thousands of grapes growing in my yard and don’t know what else to do! They are purple and green ones.

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    • July 10, 2016 at 3:59 pm
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      Hi Tracy, you can dry grapes on a cookie sheet outside for that matter as long as you don’t have critters who will eat them. I don’t use my oven because our electricity is so expensive where I live. My dehydrator is a fan and therefore uses less electricity. I’ve seen people dehydrate food on their car dashboards on cookie sheets. You can experiment with your oven but heat outside will dry them too! I love dried grapes, Linda

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      • November 17, 2017 at 11:38 pm
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        You can sign up there to get on the pre-release list. I plan to launch on Kickstarter in early January. Let me know if you want to experiment with a prototype in advance of launch. If so, send an email to my email address which I used to make this comment.

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        • November 18, 2017 at 4:20 am
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          Hi Dan, I have a green “SECURE” site so I have to remove your URL or I will get penalized. This is a fabulous idea! I would love to try it, Linda

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          • November 18, 2017 at 10:58 am
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            Ok. Send me an address to which I can send you a prototype.

          • November 19, 2017 at 7:26 am
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            Hi Dan, thank you! Linda Loosli 3531 East Hidden Springs Dr. Washington, Utah 84780

          • December 7, 2017 at 11:23 am
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            You should receive a prototype Slicex to test in a couple of days. See not in envelope for more information. Happy Slicing.

  • November 16, 2017 at 10:58 pm
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    They sound delicious. They look a little different, but how do they compare to regular raisins?

    You might buy your patient husband a Slice-X next time you dehydrate grapes. 🙂

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    • November 17, 2017 at 7:05 am
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      Hi, Dan, I have got to find out what a Slice-X right now! Thanks for that great tip, I’m on it! The dehydrated grapes are a bit different than raisins only because you can dehydrate the grapes you like, whether purple or green. It’s a great way to not waste them and have a good snack at the same time. Linda

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  • November 27, 2017 at 3:13 am
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    Hello! i really liked your post. please share some more.

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  • July 22, 2018 at 4:10 am
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    Do I have to cut the grapes or can I just dehydrate them whole?

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    • July 22, 2018 at 6:17 am
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      Hi Nicole, you can dehydrate them whole, but they would take forever to dry. I would try it and see what you think. I would worry that they may go moldy if they are not totally dehydrated. I just followed what my Master Canning Preserving class taught me. I hope this helps. Linda

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  • August 24, 2018 at 11:25 pm
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    Thank you I’m Tryin grapes right now! XOXO 🙂

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