Introduction to Dehydration of Food

  • Gustavo V. Barbosa-Cánovas
  • Humberto Vega-Mercado
Part of the Dehydration of Foods book series (FSES)


It is not known when the preservation of foods by dehydration began, but history does show that our ancestors learned how to dry foods by trial and error. Food dehydration eventually evolved within a scientific based environment and made possible the establishment of a worldwide industry, capable of providing a convenient and nutritious food supply.


Water Removal Osmotic Dehydration Passion Fruit Fall Rate Period Microbial Spoilage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gustavo V. Barbosa-Cánovas
    • 1
  • Humberto Vega-Mercado
    • 2
  1. 1.Washington State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Merck Sharp & Dohme Ouímica de Puerto RicoUSA

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