Guide for Solar Fruit Drying in Totogalpa, Nicaraga
Solar drying is a food preservation technique that has been practiced for thousands of years. Dried fruits and vegetables provide almost the same nutritional value of their fresh counterparts and can be stored for longer periods of time. Solar drying also creates stable income and job opportunities.
This booklet has been created as an effort to support Grupo Fenix, UNI and the Solar Women of Totogalpa. It includes instructions on how to best handle the fruit in a clean and safe form, tips for drying different types of fruits, different methods of packaging the dried goods, and a variety of recipes.