It’s easy to dehydrate most fruits and bring them along on the trail, but mango dries into a wonderful chewy texture while retaining its bright flavors. It’s my favorite fruit to bring backpacking or hiking and it’s super simple to make yourself.
I usually go for two mango max. My dehydrator is kind of small and It’s more dried mango than I would want to eat by myself anyway. If you don’t have a dehydrator you can use your oven instead. Bring it up to the lowest temperature (for most ovens that is 170 degrees F) and let the fruit dry for about 6 hours.
Easy Dried Mango
You will need:
- Two ripe mango
- Start by peeling off the mango skins.
- Carefully slice mango into rounds that are about a centimetre thick. Try to cut the same thickness for each slice so that all of the mango pieces will completely dehydrate at the same time.
- Place mango slices on your dehydrator racks. Do not allow them to overlap.
- Set the dehydrator to 135 F and let them dry for 6 – 8 hours. You want the slices to be soft and pliable – not sticky.
- Allow them to cool before storing in a bag or airtight container for up to 7 days.
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