Freeze-dried fruit and other produce has become increasingly popular in recent years. For good reason too. Freeze dried produce is convenient, has a long shelf life and tastes great too. Freeze-drying is a process that removes the moisture from food by placing it in a vacuum chamber and subjecting it to low temperatures. By removing the moisture, it preserves the nutrients and flavor of the food while extending its shelf life.
One of the most significant benefits of freeze-dried produce is it’s retained nutritional value. Because the drying process is done at low temperatures, the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in the food are not destroyed. In fact, freeze drying preserves up to 97% of the nutritional content! Thats a ton of nutrition in a shelf stable form with no additives or preservatives.
Another advantage of freeze-dried produce is it’s convenience factor. It’s lightweight, compact, and easy to store, making freeze dried goodies ideal for camping, hiking, or traveling – perfect for all of us Colorado folks. They are also great for emergency situations where fresh produce may not be available. Their long shelf life of up to 25 years is a huge benefit when storing food.
When it comes to taste, freeze-dried fruit and produce also scores high points. The freeze-drying process helps to retain the natural flavor of the food. It also preserves the texture of the food, so freeze-dried fruits and vegetables have a satisfying crunch that makes them a popular snack choice. You can even re-hydrate freeze dried meals for an epic backpacking meal.
Needless to say, freeze-dried fruit and other produce is popular for a good reason. They are a nutritious, delicious, and long-lasting option that can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere. Try our freeze dried fruit and microgreens, and keep an eye out for more snacks, meals and other freeze dried goodies on our farmstand!