I often freeze peppers before dehydrating them, read that freezing ruptures the cell walls letting the water evaporate faster during drying.
I have a a few bags of Tobascos, Habeneros ,Cayennes,and Scorpians I'm thawing.. do they have to be completely thawed before I put them in a dehydrator ? Just gonna make a few jars of pepper flakes? Any quick help? Thank you!
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When you thaw out frozen peppers they tend to get mushy but if you are going to dry them in the oven or dehydrator do it as soon as possible. I have not had a problem doing it. If they are not completely thawed, it will take longer to get to the point to be able to grind them into flakes.