1 Zone / 16 Tray / 27.5 sq. ft Tray Areaview
- Fresh Papaya
- Peel the papaya and clean out the seeds, then chop or slice as desired.
- If you know you will be using the papaya with gelatin or in baking, steam it over boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes. Otherwise, lightly spray with lemon juice or an ascorbic acid solution, spread on dehydrator trays, and dehydrate at 125°F for 12 to 14 hours.
Dryness Test: Dehydrated steamed papaya develops a hard outer coating, will click when dropped on the counter, and will be dark red-orange in color. Pieces should not stick together when squeezed in your hand. Dehydrated raw papaya should feel dry like paper, be somewhat flexible, and will be a dull peach color.