How Dehydration Works
Dehydration uses gentle temperatures (90-118°F), minimally elevated over a long period of time to remove moisture from food. In order for a food to qualify as dehydrated, 95% of its moisture must be removed. Aspen Crunch has less than 1% water content in its snacks.
Dehydration is a delicate process where original water and sugar content, surface area, temperature and humidity, and molecular gastronomy are all taken into account. When creating a new snack, we go through dozens of iterations before landing on the perfect combination of thickness and size of each slice and the temperature at which the dehydrator is set. The end result is a perfectly dehydrated snack full of intense flavor and optimal texture.
Some people ask, is dehydration new? The answer... no. In fact, it’s the oldest known method of food preservation, and the preferred method used by Aspen Crunch to make all of our tasty, nutritional snacks.