This volume contains a comprehensive treatise on the dehydration of fruits as a mode of preservation, with information on yields, sulfuring, operating dehydrators, directions for drying a variety of different vegetables, and much more. Complete with a wealth of interesting, practicable information, handy tables and diagrams, this text constitutes a must-have for those with an interest in preserving fruit. It will make for a great addition to collections of allied literature. The chapters of this volume include: 'Definitions', 'Preparation', 'Ripening of Barlett Pears', 'Effect of Maturity on Yield and Quality', 'Effect of Maturity on Yield and Composition of Dried Peaches', 'Comparison of Lye Dipping and Blanching', 'Pitting', 'Peeling', 'Slicing', 'Tray Capacity', 'Sulfuring', 'Yields of Dehydrated Fruits', etcetera. We are proud to republish this vintage text, now complete with a new and specially commissioned introduction on preserving and canning food.