Welcome to Food Dehydrating South Africa

Food dehydration is no longer reserved for drying fruit and making fruit rolls. A food dehydrator is the new must-have appliance for every home. Whether you want to make healthy snacks for your children, have useful equipment for use in crafting, are a biltong lover (vegan too), a health enthusiast hoping to get more flavour and nutritional value from the foods you eat or perhaps want to make healthy treats for your pets, and so much more, a quality dehydrator is your go-to equipment. We hope that our site will give inspiration into the possibilities in the world of dehydrating.



Raw Vegans

Banting Dieters

Biltong Cravers






Pet Lovers


Make Your Pet Treats – and Save

Pet Lover – Let your furry and feathered family know just how much you care by making them natural, great tasting and wholesome treats.

All natural, preservative free, no chemicals, no GMO’s and no added sodium or sugars. You choose the ingredients that are the healthiest and tastiest for your pet. Including special ingredients to treat skin conditions, joint issues, to keep your pets breath fresh and coat shiny. In addition there are all the tasty treats that can be made for the human family. Crackers, biltong and dried fruit. The list goes on and on. Read more


Make Your Own Health Powders – It’s the New Rage

There is an ongoing debate as to whether we should supplement our diets with artificially manufactured vitamins and minerals. Are they healthy to consume? Are they even absorbed by your body or are you merely converting your hard earned cash into “yellow liquid waste”. At the same time do you want to risk not getting all the vitamins and minerals your body needs? Making your own health powders to add to your smoothies and family meals may be the answer to this dilemma. Read more

Dehydrator Basics and How To Use Them

Health and Wellness adviser Markus Rothkranz together with Raw Vegan chef Cara Brotman show examples of delicious dehydrated foods. A dehydrator will suit everyone who wants to make healthy natural wheat-free and or gluten-free crackers, dehydrated fruit, non gluten garlic naan, cookies, fake meat and meat substitutes. You can also make “biltong”, pet treats and dry crafts. You are only limited by your imagination.

Waste Not Want Not. Turn Your Excess Fruit Into An Irrestible Snack

Fruit leather – or fruit roll-up – is a great way to utilize ripe fruits in a form that will last into the off season. This is awesome because it means you can continue enjoying the benefits of fresh fruit and veggies without paying a lot for imported fruit when they’re out of season – especially if you make the fruit leather raw like this it maintains great nutritional value.


Fruit Powder

Ingredients: 4 cups fruit (of your choice i.e. banana, apple)   Directions: *For even slices that ensure even drying we recommend you use a Mandoline slicer like the Bemriner Mandoline Slicer. Cut you fruit into thin slices. Dehydrate at 50 ºC for 12 hours or...

Homemade powdered vegetable stock

Ingredients: 1 potato (thinly sliced) 1 onion (thinly sliced) 2 carrots (thinly sliced) 2 garlic cloves (thinly sliced) 2 cabbage leaves (roughly cut into smaller pieces) 2 tomatoes (thinly sliced) A handful of mushrooms (thinly sliced) A handful of fresh parsley For...

Fishy Crackers

Ingredients: 2 tins cat tuna 1 Tbsp. parsley 1 cup flour ½ cup corn flour ½ cup water 1 Tbsp. coconut oil Directions: Mix the ingredients together until it has a dough like consistency. Roll out the dough and shape as desired with a thickness of 6mm. Place the pieces...

Apple Oat Crisps

These Apple Oat Crisps are suitable for all pets as they are just plain  ‘Healthy’ Ingredients 1 cup / 2 small apples / 1½ medium / 1 large apple ½ cup carrot (grated) 1½ cups whole wheat flour ½ cup oats ¼ cup flax seed - ground 1 Tbsp. oil (sunflower / canola /...

Healthy Peanut Butter Treat

Ingredients: ½ cup buckwheat flour ½ cup quinoa flour (Grind buckwheat and quinoa into flour in a coffee grinder if you don’t have the flour) ½ cup smooth peanut butter ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce (Cut apples up and cook in a little water till soft. Blend in a...

Sweet Potato Toy for Your Dog

Ingredients: 2 large sweet potato cut in slices 1.5 - 2.5 cm thick, depending  on the size of your dog. You will also need Rope - hemp or jute about 7mm thick.   Directions: Make holes in the centre of the sweet potato slices, big enough to fit your rope. Place...

Roasted Tomato Dip

Dehydration Time: 5 to 7 hours Serves 2 to 4 Ingredients: 1 small red onion 1/4 cup white onion 1 clove garlic 2 cups cherry tomatoes 1 tablespoon olive oil salt, to taste black pepper, to taste 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon dried mild chili 1 teaspoon...


Courtesy of A Fork in the Trail Dehydration Time: 7–10 hours Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 medium carrots, chopped 1 potato, peeled and cubed 1 celery stalk, chopped 2 tablespoons celery leaves, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 2...

Tuna Bagel with Black Bean and Corn Salsa

Tuna Bagel with Black Bean and Corn Salsa courtesy of A Fork in the Trail Bagels survive well in a backpack. The hint of lime in the salsa complements the tuna; chicken would also work well in this wrap. Ingredients: ½ cup frozen corn, thawed 1 tablespoon lime juice ½...

Sunny Garlic Hummus

courtesy of A Fork in the Trail Hummus is one of the easiest things to make for a trail lunch, and this one has the sunny flavor of oranges. Ingredients: 1 can chickpeas – rinsed and drained¼ cup orange juice½ teaspoon lime juice 2 cloves garlic 1 heaping teaspoon...