Easy to make and bursting with good nutrition, this recipe will show you how to make your own spinach powder
Spinach, Vinegar Wash
Wash and drain Spinach
Discard any leaves that are damaged or wilted. Wash the remaining leaves in a fruit and vegetable wash. Drying time will depend on the initial dryness of the leaves. To cut down on the time required, dry well with paper towel after washing. If you have a salad spinner this can get rid of most of the moisture.
Lay out Spinach
Spread the Spinach out on the trays.
Dry at 125 Fahrenheit/ 52 Celsius for between 4 to 8 hours. The leaves are ready when they feel like thin paper and crumble easily between your fingers.
You should be able to crush the dried spinach into flakes with your fingers. Sometimes the leaf spines may not dry completely so when you crush the dehydrated spinach remove any soft spines
Store in sealed containers in a dark area and add oxygen absorbers to help keep the contents dry.
Conditioning is a process of making sure that whatever you have dried has as little moisture as possible in it. It’s a simple process and involves mixing or shaking to redistribute the Spinach and make sure it is completely dry. do this over a few days.Tip: If I am making Spinach powder I usually do this immediately after the Spinach comes out of the dehydrator as I find that is when it is at its crispiest.
Serving Size 7gms
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 20kcal
- % Daily Value *
- Sodium 79mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.