What is freeze drying?
Freeze-drying is the process of lyophilization which removes the moisture from foods, decreasing their volume and weight while securing their nutritional value. This allows foods a much longer shelf life by as much as 25 years if stored properly.
What is the difference between Dehydrated food and Freeze-Dried food?
The main goal with food preservation is to remove any moisture so that food doesn’t spoil, grow mold or decompose while it’s being stored. Moisture content, shelf life, nutritional content, appearance, cooking, and cost are several of the main differences between dehydration and freeze-drying.
A great resource for understanding these differences is visiting The Ready Store. Here’s a link to the article: https://www.thereadystore.com/food-storage/8376/dehydrated-vs-freeze-dried-food
Is freeze-dried food healthy?
Yes! We do not add any preservatives, chemicals, or other additives to the food we freeze dry. The freeze drying process is healthier than high sodium-based canned food and dehydrated food. You get the most nutritional value of the food through freeze-drying than any other drying process.
What does freeze-dried fruit, candy, veggies, etc taste like?
The texture is completely different than most of the original product’s composition but the flavor stays the same. The fruit becomes light and fluffy to the taste while candy, like Skittles, takes out all the stickiness to the teeth and transforms into a crunchy treat.
Isn’t freeze drying for preppers and backpacking?
No. Freeze-dried food is surging in the healthy-eating and novelty snacks industry. We’ve found that there are so many ways to combine freeze-dried products with other great foods! Some of our favorite uses are adding various freeze-dried fruit to yogurt, ice cream, granola, oatmeal, muffins, or you can crush and create tasty frostings for baked goods or smoothies. If you have little kids consider the messiness of eating assorted berries like blueberries or strawberries. Freeze-dried berries and fruits now become light and fluffy while keeping all the nutrition for your little one in each bite.