List of dried foods

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Various dried foods in a dried foods store
An electric food dehydrator with mango and papaya slices being dried

Drying is a method of food preservation that works by removing water from the food, which inhibits the growth of bacteria and has been practiced worldwide since ancient times to preserve food. Where or when dehydration as a food preservation technique was invented has been lost to time, however the earliest known practice of food drying is 12,000 BC by inhabitants of the modern Middle East and Asia regions.[1]

Dried foods[edit]

Processed foods[edit]

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  • Bouillon cube – dehydrated bouillon (French for broth) or stock formed into a small cube about 15 mm wide. It is typically made by dehydrating vegetables, meat stock, a small portion of fat, salt and seasonings and shaping them into a small cube. Vegetarian and vegan types are also made.
  • Instant breakfast - typically refers to breakfast food products that are manufactured in a powdered form, which is generally prepared with the addition of milk and then consumed as a beverage.[2][3] An example includes Carnation Instant Breakfast, which was introduced in 1964.[4]

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  • Instant coffee – a beverage derived from brewed coffee beans. Instant coffee is commercially prepared by either freeze-drying or spray drying, after which it can be rehydrated. Instant coffee in a concentrated liquid form is also manufactured.[5]
  • Condensed milk – cow's milk from which water has been removed. It is most often found in the form of sweetened condensed milk, with sugar added, and the two terms 'condensed milk' and 'sweetened condensed milk' are often used synonymously today.

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  • Eggs – Powdered eggs are fully dehydrated eggs. They are made using spray drying in the same way that powdered milk is made. Powdered eggs have a storage life of 5 to 10 years when stored without oxygen in a cool storage environment.[6] Another dried egg product is freeze-dried eggs, which can be shelf stable for up to 25 years.
  • Evaporated milk – a shelf-stable canned milk product with about 60% of the water removed from fresh milk. It differs from sweetened condensed milk, which contains added sugar.

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  • Knorr – a German food and beverage brand. It produces dehydrated soup mixes and condiments.
  • Kashk – is used in a large family of foods found in Lebanese, Palestinian, Egyptian, Kurdish, Iranian and Central Asian cuisine. It is made from drained sour milk or yogurt by forming it and letting it dry. It can be made in a variety of forms, including rolled into balls, sliced into strips, and formed into chunks.

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  • Non-dairy creamer – liquid or granular substances intended to substitute for milk or cream as an additive to coffee or other beverages.
  • Instant noodles - dried or precooked noodles usually sold with packets of flavoring powder and/or seasoning oil. Instant ramen is a very common type of instant noodle product.

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  • Instant soup - some instant soups consist of a packet of dry soup stock that does not contain water, and are prepared by adding water and then heating the product for a short time, or by adding hot water directly to the dry soup mix.
  • Sugar - Granulated sugar is typically produced by separating and then drying the sugars present in various plants, such as sugar cane and sugar beet.

Plant foods[edit]

Dried fruit[edit]

Dried fruit is fruit from which the majority of the original water content has been removed either naturally, through sun drying, or through the use of specialized dryers or dehydrators. Dried fruit has a long tradition of use dating back to the fourth millennium BC in Mesopotamia, and is prized because of its sweet taste, nutritive value, and long shelf life.

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  • Dried apple - can be eaten dried or reconstituted (soaked in water, alcohol or some other liquid) for later use.
  • Dried apricot – - can be dried either whole or in halves, with or without kernels.

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Chenpi drying in the sun in Hong Kong

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  • Dates  – date palm fruit can be dried. This is often performed by sun-drying.

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  • Goji – the fruit of Lycium barbarum, goji is usually sold in open boxes and small packages in dried form, and are traditionally cooked before consumption.

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  • Li hing mui – salty dried plum. In most parts of China it is called huamei. It was made popular in Hawaii by Yee Sheong, who in early 1900, had began importing Li hing mui and various other preserved fruits i.e. crack seed snacks from China to Hawaii. The red powder, called "li hing powder", consists of ground up plum skin that has previously been pickled in a combination of licorice, aspartame, food coloring, salt, and sugar.
  • Lycium barbarum – one of two species of boxthorn in the family Solanaceae (the other is (Lycium chinense) from which the wolfberry or goji berry is harvested, it is also known as Chinese wolfberry,[8] The fruit is preserved by drying them in full sun on open trays or by mechanical dehydration employing a progressively increasing series of heat exposure over 48 hours.
  • Lycium chinense – one of two species of boxthorn in the family Solanaceae from which the wolfberry or goji berry is harvested, the other being Lycium barbarum.

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  • Nuts are classified as a fruit. In a culinary context, a wide variety of dried seeds are often called nuts, but in a botanical context, only ones that include the indehiscent fruit are considered true nuts.

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  • Pink peppercorn – a dried berry of the shrub Schinus molle, commonly known as the Peruvian peppertree. In 1982, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States banned the import of Brazilian peppercorns from France into the US, asserting that people who eat the berries risk an array of acute symptoms, such as swollen eyelids and indigestion. In response, the Government of France maintained that the berries are safe to eat if grown in prescribed conditions.[9] The United States later lifted the ban.[when?]
  • Prune – any of various plum cultivars, mostly Prunus domestica or European Plum, sold as fresh or dried fruit. More than 1,000 cultivars of plums are grown for drying.

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A variety of raisins from different grapes
  • Raisin – a dried grape, raisins are produced in many regions of the world and may be eaten raw or used in cooking, baking and brewing.
  • Ristra – an arrangement of drying chili pepper pods, used to preserve chili peppers and also for decoration.

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  • Saladitos – dried, salted plums, which can also be sweetened with sugar and anise or coated in chili and lime.
  • Sun-dried tomato – ripe tomatoes that lose most of their water content after spending a majority of their drying time in the sun. These tomatoes are usually pre-treated with sulfur dioxide or salt before being placed in the sun in order to improve quality.[10]

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  • Traditional dried fruit – types of dried fruits that are either sun-dried such as raisins and dried figs or dehydrated in wind tunnels and other dryers such as dried plums (prunes), apricots and peaches. It also includes dates, which are considered to be dried fruit because they have naturally low moisture contents.[11]

Dried vegetables[edit]

Many types of dried and dehydrated vegetables exist, such as potatoes, beans, snap beans, lima beans, leafy vegetables, carrot, corn and onion.[12][13]

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Dried seeds[edit]

  • Maize – also commonly known as corn, maize is dried in the production of popcorn. Popcorn kernals with a high moisture content will pop when freshly harvested, but not well and are also susceptible to mold when stored. For these reasons, popcorn growers and distributors dry the kernels until they reach the moisture level at which they expand (pop) the most when cooked. Dried maize is also used for decoration purposes.
  • Wild rice – four species of grasses forming the genus Zizania, and the grain which can be harvested from them. Wild rice is typically sold as a dried whole grain.

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Dried mushrooms
  • Mushroom extract – a paste-like, concentrated extract made from dried edible mushrooms.[17] Mushroom extract is used to add flavor to soups, sauces, soy sauce and other foods.[17]

Animal foods[edit]

Dried fish and seafood[edit]

Drying fish is a method of food preservation that works by removing water from the fish, which inhibits the growth of microorganisms. Open air drying using sun and wind has been practiced since ancient times to preserve food.[18] Fish are preserved through such traditional methods as drying, smoking and salting.[19] The oldest traditional way of preserving fish was to let the wind and sun dry it.

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Flattened fish drying in the sun in Madagascar

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Dried shrimp for sale near Bến Thành Market, Saigon

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  • Juipo - a traditional Korean pressed fish jerky sold as a street snack. Made from the filefish, it is dried, flattened and seasoned and has a subtle sweet flavor.

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  • Piracuí – known in the Amazon region as "farinha de peixe" (fish meal), it's traditionally made from dried salted fish that is crushed or shredded.

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A stockfish warehouse in the village of Forsøl, Norway
  • Sanyaa – a type of dried fish prepared by the Newars.
  • Stockfish – unsalted fish, especially cod, dried by cold air and wind on wooden racks on the foreshore, called "hjell".

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  • Tatami Iwashi – a Japanese processed food product made from baby sardines or shirasu laid out and dried while entwined in a single layer to form a large mat-like sheet.

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  • Vobla – salt-dried vobla is a common Russian meal or snack that goes well with beer. It is popular in many Russian households and beer restaurants.

Dried meats[edit]

Dried meat is a feature of many cuisines around the world.

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Chinese bakkwa (sweet meat jerky) made from pork
  • Bacon – Some forms of bacon are dried, such as freeze-dried bacon.
  • Bakkwa – a Chinese salty-sweet dried meat product similar to jerky. Bakkwa is made with a meat preservation and preparation technique originating from China.[28]
  • Bayonne ham – an air dried salted ham that takes its name from the ancient port city of Bayonne in the far South West of France, a city located in both the cultural regions of Basque Country and Gascony. Jambon de Bayonne has PGI status. It's a slightly sweet, delicately flavored meat with little salt to the taste.
  • Biltong – a variety of cured meat that originated in South Africa, various types of meat are used to produce it, ranging from beef and game meats to fillets of ostrich from commercial farms. It's typically made from raw fillets of meat.
  • Black Forest ham – a variety of dry-cured smoked ham, a pork product, produced in the Black Forest region of Germany. Ham is the thigh and rump from the haunch of a pig or boar. It's the best-selling smoked ham in Europe.[29]
  • Borts – a Mongolian air-dried meat with preparation involving cutting the meat into long strips which are hung in the shade.
  • Bresaola – air-dried, salted beef that has been aged two or three months until it becomes hard and turns a dark red, almost purple color. It is made from top (inside) round, and is lean and tender, with a sweet, musty smell. It originated in Valtellina, a valley in the Alps of northern Italy's Lombardy region.
  • Brési – beef which has been salted, dried and smoked over a period of three months, which is made in the Department of Doubs. It resembles Grisons Buendnerfleisch, and first appears in works on gastronomy from about 1560.
  • Bündnerfleisch – an air-dried meat that is produced in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland, The main ingredient is beef, taken from the animal’s upper thigh or shoulder, the fat and the sinews being removed. Before drying, the meat is treated with white wine and seasonings such as salt, onion and assorted herbs.

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Country ham aging on racks

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Droëwors pieces

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  • Elenski but – a dry-cured ham from the town of Elena in northern Bulgaria and a popular delicacy throughout the country. The meat has a specific taste and can be preserved in the course of several years, owing much to the special process of making and the climatic conditions of the part of Stara Planina where Elena is located.

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  • Fenalår – In Norway, salted, dried and cured leg of lamb. Curing time is normally about three months, but the "fenalår" may be matured for a year or more. The meat is dark red to brownish, with a pronounced taste of mutton. Fenalår is a very popular dish in Norway, and is often served with other preserved food at a Christmas buffet or at Norwegian Constitution Day. Normally the meat is served as thin slices, but it is also common - at informal gatherings - to send the leg around the table with a sharp, stubby knife. The guests then slice the leg themself. Thus, in western Norway "fenalår" is called "spikkekjøtt", literally "whittle-meat", but this name may also origin from the word "speke", "to cure".

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Csabai kolbász, a type of Hungarian sausage
  • Hungarian sausages – The cuisine of Hungary produces a vast number of types of sausages. Different regions in Hungary may have their own sausage recipes and tastes. The Hungarian sausages may be boiled, fresh or dried and smoked, with different spices and flavors, "hot" or "mild".

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  • Jamón ibérico – "Iberian ham", also called pata negra and carna negra; "black hoof") is a type of cured ham produced mostly in Spain, but also in some Portuguese regions where it is called presunto ibérico. According to Spain's Denominación de Origen rules on food products, the jamón ibérico may be made from black Iberian pigs, or cross-bred pigs as long as they are at least 75% ibérico.
  • Jamón serrano – a type of jamón (dry-cured Spanish ham), which is generally served in thin slices, or occasionally diced. The majority of serrano hams are made from the landrace breed of white pig and are not to be confused with the much more expensive jamón ibérico.
  • Jerky – lean meat that has been trimmed of fat, cut into strips, and then dried to prevent spoilage. Normally, this drying includes the addition of salt, to prevent bacteria from developing on the meat before sufficient moisture has been removed. Modern manufactured jerky is normally marinated in a seasoned spice rub or liquid, and dried, dehydrated or smoked with low heat (usually under 70 °C/160 °F).
  • Jinhua ham – a type of dry-cured ham named after the city of Jinhua, where it is produced, in the Zhejiang province of eastern China. The ham is used in Chinese cuisines to flavour stewed and braised foods as well as for making the stocks and broths of many Chinese soups.

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Kuivaliha, in the form of dried reindeer meat

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  • Lacón Gallego – a dried ham product from Galicia, Spain with PGI status under European law. Historically, Lacón has been mentioned in texts since at least the 17th century. Only specific breeds of pigs are used to produce the food, and The actual product is only made with the pork shoulder.
  • Lahndi – a winter food popular in Northern Afghanistan, that is usually prepared from lamb and sheep, although it can also be made from beef.
  • Lomo – the Spanish word for tenderloin, a specific type is lomo embuchado, which is a dry-cured meat made from a pork tenderloin. It is similar to cecina, but with pork instead of beef.
  • Lountza – a meat delicacy of Cyprus of dried, smoked pork tenderloin. The name may come from the Italian lonza stagionata.

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Pork machaca, eggs and potatoes wrapped in a tortilla, served with salsa
  • Machaca – a dish prepared most commonly from dried, spiced beef or pork, then rehydrated and pounded to make it tender. The reconstituted meat would then be used to prepare any number of dishes.[34]
  • Meat extract – highly concentrated meat stock, usually made from beef. It is used to add meat flavor in cooking, and to make broth for drinking. Meat extracts have largely been supplanted by bouillon cubes and yeast extract.

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  • Njeguška pršuta – a specialty of Njeguši, a village in Montenegro, Njeguška pršuta is a dry-cured ham, served uncooked, similar to Italian prosciutto. It has a unique flavor that is attributed to the result of the mixture of sea and mountain air and wood burned during the drying process.[35]

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Pastırma being chipped, in Kastamonu, Turkey

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  • Rousong – a dried meat product with a light and fluffy texture similar to coarse cotton, originating from Fujian, China. It also spread to Taiwan.[41] Rousong is used as a topping for many foods, such as congee, tofu, and savory soy milk.

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  • Tapa – a Philippine food made dried or cured beef, mutton or venison, although other meats or even fish may be used. It's prepared using thin slices of meat that are cured with salt and spices as a method of preserving it.
  • Tsamarella – a Cypriot traditional food. It consists of meat, usually goat meat, that is salted and cured for preservation. The process of preparation traditionally involves drying in the sun.
  • Tyrolean Speck – a distinctively juniper-flavored ham originally from Tyrol, an historical region that since 1918 partially lies in Italy. Tyrolean speck is made from the hind leg of the pig, and is deboned before curing in salt and one of various spice combinations, which may include garlic, bay leaves, juniper berries, nutmeg, and other spices. It's then rested for a period of several weeks, after which, the smoking process begins. It is cold-smoked slowly and intermittently for two or three hours a day for a period of roughly a week using woods such as beech at temperatures that never exceed 20°C (68°F). It is then matured for five months.

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