Dehydrating foods for storage can help immensely in stocking the pantry. A larger amount of food can be stored dried than in other forms and properly dried foods have a long shelf life. I honestly don't do as much dehydrating as I should. We were getting low on dried mushrooms and mushroom powder so I decided to use some of my recent mushroom to replenish my supplies
Dried foods are susceptible to moisture, insect infestation and rodents. The easiest way to protect dried foods from this type of damage is to vacuum seal in glass containers. I used my Foodsaver vacuum sealer with the jar attachment to seal the dried mushrooms and mushroom powder. This is a perfect way to reuse the metal snap lids that can only be used once for canning.