About The Freeze Drying Process
How Are Foods Freeze Dried?
Freeze dried food looks and tastes better than dehydrated food, as there is no heat used that will change the structure of the food at the molecular level.
Freeze-drying is a special form of drying that removes all moisture and tends to have less of an effect on a food's taste than normal dehydration does. And you will not lose all of the nutritional value.
With freeze-drying, food is flash frozen to extremely low temperatures (-40 degrees F) and then placed under a strong vacuum. The water in the food will then "sublimate" - which means that it turns straight from ice into vapor so it can be drawn off via the vacuum.
Freeze-drying was originally developed and is most commonly used to make instant coffee, but as the technology advanced, it now works extremely well on all kinds of foods.
Please note: Even though we will prepare and package your product well for shipping, there can be some cracking and breaking of some items. That is because the freeze drying process will often make the food brittle once the moisture is removed. Packing them under a vacuum like we do also can put pressure on the product and cause some of your items to break. This is normal and will not affect the quality of the food in any way.
Why Freeze Dried Foods?
Freeze dried food looks and tastes better than dehydrated food, as there is no heat used that can change the structure of the food at the molecular level.
LONGER SHELF LIFE
Refrigerated, frozen, and canned food just don't last very long. Freeze dried foods will last up to 25 years and they do not need to be to be rotated like other foods. Freeze dried food is perfect for home storage.
Freeze drying maintains 97% of the nutritional value of the food. Other methods of preservation, such as canning and dehydrating, use high temperatures that destroy much of the food value. Dehydrating retains only 60% of the nutritional value, and canning retains only 40%!
Freeze drying perfectly preserves meat, fish, dairy, eggs, ice cream, fruits, vegetables and even fully-cooked meals.
SIMPLE & EASY
Want a couple of hamburgers or a single chicken breast for dinner but don't have any fresh ones on hand? Tear into a package, rehydrate the amount you want, cook and serve. Seal the rest for a later date!
Not only will your fresh-freeze dried food look and taste better than store-bought food because it is flash frozen and freeze dried at the peak of freshness, it's much less expensive because you won't have to rehydrate more than you want to serve, thereby reducing waste.
Here is a side-by-side picture of what your freeze dried food looks like fresh (on the left) and then freeze dried (on the right). No shrinkage or loss of taste or nutritional value!! Just add water and it is fresh again!!