Substitute salt for ascorbic acid crystals in dehydrating?
I have extra pears & was thinking about doing some dehydrating. When I freeze apple slices I usually soak them in cold salted water before freezing. This seems to stop the discoloration during the freezing process. I'm wondering.... could I substitute a salt water soak for the ascorbic acid crystals as pre-treatment which is called for in the dehydration directions?
Thanks for your thoughts.