Dehydration is a method of food preservation that works by removing water from the food, which prevents the growth of microorganisms and decay. Many different foods are prepared by drying. Good examples are meat such as prosciutto, aka Parma ham, bresaola, and beef jerky. Fruits that, when fresh, have a high water content, change their character completely when dried: the plum becomes a prune, the grape a raisin; figs and dates are also transformed. For centuries, much of the European diet depended on dried cod, known as salt cod or bacalhau. Goodman's carries a full line of dehydrators and dehydrator accesories by Nesco American Harvest, Lequip and more.